As Deputy Director, Preston (he/him/his) spearheads MBPC’s efforts to advance equity and inclusion across all facets of the organization’s work. He also leads MBPC’s State-Tribal Policy research and outreach, where he focuses on the impacts on Indian Country of state policies and budget decisions. In all areas of his work, Preston centers racial equity, tribal sovereignty, and economic justice. Prior to joining MBPC, Preston worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on a variety of issues, including environmental justice, health equity, and LGBTQ+ rights.
Originally from Michigan, Preston is a citizen of the Bay Mills Indian Community and grew up on the Bay Mills Indian Reservation. He holds a master’s degree in public policy and a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, both from the University of Michigan.