Emma Noyes joins Inatai Foundation as a research director with more than a decade of experience specializing in participatory action research with underserved and oppressed communities. She leads the foundation’s research efforts and evaluation practices to align with our values and long-term vision and is part of a core team that supports continuous learning within the foundation.
In addition to her background in research, Emma also has deep knowledge of philanthropy and higher education. Emma graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in public health and anthropology before earning her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of New Mexico. Before her role at Inatai, she worked as a program officer at Empire Health Foundation.
Emma is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and grew up in the Omak District. Emma is also an accomplished artist and writer who enjoys deepening her connection to plants, land, and bodies of water alongside her husband, two kids, and dog.