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Sibyl Diver, Ph.D., Lecturer, Earth Systems Program, Stanford University. I am an interdisciplinary environmental scientist, doing engaged research on Indigenous water governance in Pacific Rim salmon watersheds. I also have a strong background with collaborative management in tribal fisheries and forestry. At Stanford, I teach environmental governance and environmental justice.

I completed my PhD at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley, where I crosstrained in community-based participatory research and decolonizing methodologies, fisheries ecology, and political ecology. These speak to my broader research interests at the intersection of sustainability and social equity. 

Previous to graduate school, I spent eight years doing international conservation work and facilitating international exchanges with community leaders as a Russian translator, where I first learned about the deep connections between salmon conservation and Indigenous peoples.

As part of my research, I have spent the last ten years partnering with tribal managers at the Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources (California, US), and have also worked with members of the Xaxli’p Community Forest (British Columbia, Canada). I am also engaged in multiple collaborations involving Indigenous and allied scholars.