Autumn is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and is also Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe, and was raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College and is a recent graduate of Harvard GSE where she studied Arts in Education. Her coursework focused on bringing trauma informed practices and art activism to Native communities. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Autumn worked with multiple nonprofits in both programming with youth and fundraising. Autumn identifies as a spokenword artist, multimedia storyteller, and arts educator. She has performed her poetry for young people as close as Pine Ridge and as far as the United Kingdom.