Jessica Marie Knuff is joining the DIHS Executive Board as Vice President, a role heavily involved in developing our monthly programs.
Jessica is a Daniel Island resident. She is an activist for Native issues and of is of Cherokee/Pee Dee heritage. She sits on the board of the U.S. Department of State’s Native American Foreign Affairs Council and is a member of the Indigenous Women’s Alliance of South Carolina. Jessica is particularly interested in Native history of the South and the revitalization of Indigenous languages. She currently works for the State Department. Before joining the Department, Jessica worked as a professor of Political Science and International Security Studies. Prior to her career in academia, she was a researcher at the United Nations FAO and the Center for Refugee Studies in Rome, Italy.
If you attended our November program, you spent an interesting hour with Jessica. If you missed that night, here’s a link to some of the highlights.