Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio Presentation with Tribal Leader Ashley Lomboy
February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join NCWF’s Island Wildlife Chapter – Cape Fear Region and tribal and community leader Ashley Lomboy to learn about the work of the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio (WSSS). This presentation will highlight traditional ecological knowledge, WSSS’s popular educational fishing days, and the importance of food sovereignty. Lomboy is a member of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe and works closely with her tribe and community to improve access by developing educational programming and other initiatives. She founded the Waccamaw Siouan STEM Studio in 2019 to encourage STEM within her tribal community.
Ashley Lomboy is the global information security manager at Corning Optical Fiber and Cable, the leader of the Corning Native American Council, and a member of the Corning Optical Communications Diversity Council. She is also an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and serves as a member of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s executive board of directors and on the board of trustees for the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY. She recently worked with the YWCA to spearhead the Red Dress Project, a public exhibit in New York and North Carolina that brings awareness to missing and murdered Indigenous women. She has been a leader in the information security profession for 20 years, working with multiple Fortune 500 companies. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from St. Martin’s University, is a graduate of the North Carolina Native Leadership Institute through the UNC American Indian Center, and works as an advocate for Indigenous rights.