Jay Levy holds a degree in Anthropology. He is the Indigenous Research and Partnership Coordinator for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and volunteers as the Trail Manager for (CFPA) Connecticut Forest and Park Association’s Narragansett Trail. Jay also works for the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut for the last 22 years. He is an Archaeology Supervisor in the Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office. He is a Native American Tribal Representative monitoring federally funded projects protecting cultural and natural resources. He sits on many Native American Advisory Boards and acts as a Cultural Advisor, integrating Indigenous ideology, tribal tradition, and cultural protocol into land conservation. He has worked with many tribal nations on land, water, and human rights issues.