Samantha Chisholm Hatfield

Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, from the Tututni and Chinook Bands. Dr. Chisholm Hatfield is also Cherokee.

Dr. Chisholm Hatfield has earned an American Sign Language Interpretation certification, a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Native American studies and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from Oregon State University. She holds her Doctorate in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University.

Dr. Chisholm Hatfield’s specializations include: Indigenous TEK, tribal adaptations due to climate change, and Native culture issues. She’s worked with Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, and successfully completed a Post-Doctoral Research position with Northwest Climate Science Center. She’s spoken on national and international levels for such events as the First Stewards International Symposium, National Congress of American Indians, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Korean Broadcasting System, UNESCO Intangible Culture Heritage Haenyeo commemoration, and TEDx.

She is a Native American Longhouse Advisory Board member at Oregon State University, was selected as an H.J. Andrews Forest Visiting Scholar, repeatedly a featured blogger for Union of Concerned Scientists, and in 2017 was chosen as a Korean Foundation Fellowship Field Research Scholar to study TEK in South Korea.