NeTia Bauman is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director/CEO of Greater Fergus Falls, Corp. Previously, she was the tribal programs outreach coordinator at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI) at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The Tribal Outreach program aims to promote current and emerging programs, resources, and training to enhance tribal livability throughout North Dakota and eventually nationwide. Additionally, Bauman was the lead-PI in a multi-year Tribal Crash study, focused on implementing improved crash data reporting systems within tribal nations. Before this transition, she was the coordinator for a law enforcement-training program housed at the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Criminal Offending. After completing a research externship focused on counterterrorism under Dr. Jarret Brachman, she became the lead Researcher for the Sovereign Watch Program in 2009 until becoming the Program Coordinator in 2013. NDSU’s program focused on providing research, outreach and training on emerging trends within violent extremist movements. Bauman’s research interests span security and transportation-related issues. In years prior, Bauman was the Program Coordinator for the Dakota Defense Alliance, a non-profit operation that facilitated relationship building between small businesses and Department of Defense contractors. She currently works as a part-time Administrator for the Fergus Falls Downtown Riverfront Council, a non-profit commissioned to enhance and grow downtown and riverfront opportunities.