Victoria Walsey is a member of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and descendent of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. She has attended Northwest Indian College and earned an Associate of Sciences Degree. She then transferred to The University of Kansas and attained her Bachelors in Environmental Sciences and a Masters in Indigenous Studies. Her Masters work focuses on Resources Management issues of Indigenous peoples in the United States, New Zealand, and Canada. She is currently seeking a PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas. She is currently a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee (IGERT) Fellow in the Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) program. Her current research focuses on addressing river systems and traditional knowledge systems that hold cultural values for Indigenous Peoples. Her primary focus is on the Columbia and Yukon River systems and the effects of climate change on salmon and fishermen. She is also seeking out ways that would allow knowledge to be exchanged in order to help Indigenous Peoples adapt to climate change using scientific data combined with their traditional knowledge.