Director of the Office of Tribal Relations, Chico State University
Rachel McBride-Praetorius is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe. She earned her Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, and Masters in Social Science degrees at California State University, Chico. Ms. McBride-Praetorius has been an effective leader in the realm of Indian education, co-chairing the California Conference on American Indian Education; Vice-chairing the American Indian Education Oversight Committee; and participating in work-groups, such as the Native American Service Alliance in Chico, the University Diversity Council for Chico State, Women of Wisdom work-group for Chico State, the Native American Initiative Executive Committee for the California State University Chancellors Office, and the Butte County Tribal Task Force and Inter-Tribal Education Committee. Currently, Ms. McBride-Praetorius is the Director of Tribal Relations in the Office of the President at California State University, Chico. In her current role, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserves to transfer state and federal lands back to Tribes.