Survivors Joining for Hope Coordinator
Dakotah graduated from Northwestern College in Iowa in 2016 with a Bachelors in Social Work. During her studies, she worked and interned for organizations that supported underserved populations. She found a passion serving those in need directly and a talent for sharing the stories of those groups with the larger community. The Sioux Falls community might recognize her familiar face or name from her previous work in programming and development at The Banquet and Bishop Dudley House.
She has also spent time outside of nonprofit work as the internship director for Northwestern Mutual and running her own businesses. The common thread through all her work across very different industries and different sectors is her passion for serving others and helping them succeed. “Advocating for and supporting mental health and wellbeing is very important to me as well and guides my work in my business, Dakotah Yoga, where I provide corporate workshops and 1-1 services focused on making the tools of mindfulness, breathwork, and movement approachable for our modern world,” she said.
In her free time, she tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Her list of outdoorsy, active and adventurous hobbies is long, but riding her motorcycle, traveling and hiking make the short list.