Autumn Asher

Mathematics + Statistics | Entering Year: 2017

Autumn Asher BlackDeer is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and is currently entering her third year of the doctoral program in social work at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her BA in Psychology from Arkansas Tech University in 2015 and recently completed her MSW from the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa in May of 2017. Autumn has 5 years of experience working in various inpatient psychiatric hospitals where she facilitated psychoeducational groups and ensured patient safety. Her research is focused on the intersections of mental health, sexual violence, and academic success within American Indian populations. Autumn is a strong proponent for American Indian higher education, advocate for survivors of sexual violence, and is committed to addressing health disparities within Indian Country.