Gould is an educator and consultant with an emphasis on indigenous educational design. Her work experience includes serving on the faculty of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, teaching for Augsburg College and Metro State University. In addition, Gould served as program director for the Center for Global Education and director for the American Indian Learning Resource Center at the University of Minnesota. Gould received her BA and MA from the University of South Dakota and her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in education with her research emphasis on global indigenous education and leadership. Her most recent research was looking at best practice models in Indigenous education with an emphasis on the Maori of New Zealand. As a past recipient of a both a Bush and Kellogg Leadership fellowships, Gould was afforded the opportunity to research and work with indigenous people and leaders in Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, Sweden, Norway, China, New Zealand and Canada. Gould is also the co-founder of the Sharing the Dream, an indigenous women’s community development project in Guatemala. Her passion to create Indigenous global alliances also opened doors to organize Indigenous exchanges to New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Basque country and co-lead a faculty development program to Namibia. Gould’s work reflects her commitment to social justice and methods of decolonization that will bring about healing in indigenous communities.