Daisee Francour serves as the first Christensen Fund Fellow, managing our Bay Area Program and contributing to several other projects across the foundation. She is Haudenosaunee and is a proud enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin with relations to the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy in New York and Canada.
Daisee received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a double major in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Human Rights Advocacy from Adler University in Chicago, Il. During her educational career, Daisee researched topics such as student academic entitlement, program analysis and evaluation of after school programs, and stereotypes of Native Americans and the impact on Native identity and mental health. Daisee also traveled to the White House to speak on a panel at the My Brother’s Keeper National Convening about building bridges and better solutions through effective youth engagement.
Daisee has worked with a wide array of vulnerable populations in sensitive fields like domestic violence; education for at-risk youth and children with special needs; mental health and substance abuse; social services for the homeless, immigrants and refugee populations; and social work and reintegration for Native American prisoners and parolees. She spends additional time volunteering in social justice movements geared towards police crimes against minority groups, Black Lives Matter, and the American Indian Movement.