Dr. Eduardo Jovel is a Mayan-Pipil descendant. He is an Associate Professor and Director of the Indigenous Research Partnerships, Faculty of Land & Food Systems at UBC. His research interests include Indigenous people’s worldviews and the role of Indigenous knowledge, particularly plant uses and medical practices and ceremonies, on Indigenous people’s health, and wellness. He also explores the intersections between gender, research ethics, and culturally respectful mobilization of Indigenous knowledge. He aims to integrate interdisciplinary research practices, Indigenous knowledge, and biocultural diversity to support Indigenous resurgence, education, and research. He is actively engaged in building Indigenous land-based research and education environments.