Blythe is a member of the Yurok Tribe; she is originally from McKinleyville, CA, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Blythe graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a BA in Sociology. At Dartmouth, she was a Mellon Mays Fellow, won the national Beinecke scholarship as a junior and was one of two students to complete the College’s interdisciplinary Senior Fellow opportunity. She is currently a PhD candidate and Ashford Fellow at Harvard University. Blythe’s dissertation was awarded a 2018 NSF Sociology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant and her work on prisoner reentry in tribal communities has been supported by the Social Science Research Council’s Mellon Mays Initiatives, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, the Harvard University Native American Program, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Association for American Indian Affairs, and Indigenous Education, Inc.
Blythe has helped students prepare college applications, including the Common Application and the University of California and California State University application systems, as well as applications for nationally competitive scholarships. She has supported high school and college academic coursework in English, History, and Political Science through the AP/IB levels. In addition, Blythe has significant mentorship experience through the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program, and the Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth program. And, her teaching experience includes two semesters with the Harvard Sociology Department, where her performance in the classroom has earned a Certificate of Excellence from the Harvard Bok Center for Teaching.
She has two cats and one dog, and grew up reading Harry Potter and the Redwall book series. She is a proud first-generation college student, and the eldest of three. Her hobbies include makeup, cooking and playing mancala with her 10-year old baby brother.