Kelly Leah Stewart (Tongva/Luiseño) is an EdD student in the Joint Degree Program in Educational Leadership at the University of California San Diego and California State University, San Marcos. She earned a Masters of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Building off her masters thesis, (Re)writing and (Re)righting California Indian Histories: Legacies of Saint Boniface Indian Industrial School, 1890 to 1935, Kelly is currently working on her dissertation that will examine the legacy and educational experiences of California Indians who attended or are descendants of Catholic-run mission Indian boarding schools in Southern California. Her research will explore California Indian knowledge transmission practices and colonial schooling during the Spanish mission, Mexican land-grant, and American boarding school eras. Specifically, Kelly aims to examine the ways in which California Indians have retained, adapted, and revitalized Indigenous knowledge transmission practices in light of exposure to three waves of colonial schooling practices.