BRITTANY ANDERSON: President American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES)

Brittany Anderson is the President of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES). Brittany Anderson is a descendant of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe. She has been involved in AISES since her undergraduate career and is very excited to be furthering her involvement with AISES as a Career Support Senior Program Officer. In this role, Brittany will be serving within the Career Support and Research Team.

Earning a bachelor’s degree in American Indian studies, political science, and postcolonial indigenous human rights from the University of Minnesota, Morris, allowed Brittany to begin to reclaim the Morris Indian Boarding School as a site of postcolonial education for her family. She is humbled to have forged a path for each of her three sisters to continue to do the same.


AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other Indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Founded in 1977, growing the AISES membership above our current 5,900 individual members is key to achieving our mission. AISES supports 230 affiliated pre-college schools, 196 chartered college and university chapters, 3 tribal chapters, and 18 professional chapters in the U.S. and Canada. We promote the highest standards of education and professional excellence to widen the STEM workforce and grow sector support. We highlight the geographic, economic, and social aspects of STEM education and careers.

In addition to awarding nearly $12 million and counting in academic scholarships, AISES offers internships, professional development and career resources, national and regional conferences, leadership development summits, and other STEM-focused programming.