Southwest: Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Oregon State University
My name is Cristian Burke, I am 18 years old and am a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. I’ve been living on the reservation my entire life with my mom, my brother, and my sister. Through the tribe’s summer youth employment program, I had the opportunity to work with the tribe’s fisheries and discovered an interest in fisheries and conservation. It was through that newfound interest that I decided what I wanted to study in college, and I made my way to Oregon State University for their Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences program. When my time is finished there, I hope to come back to the reservation where I grew up and work in their fisheries.