Morgan Hopson

Morgan Hopson

Program Associate

  • Staff
  • Butler Institute for Families

Professional Biography

Morgan's efforts center on supporting community-based action initiatives that empower sovereignty, collaboration, healing, and restoration. Her background is rooted in decolonizing mental health through Indigenous food sovereignty advocacy and practices as an eating disorder counselor and advocate. Morgan is of Tsalagiyi Nvdagi Wind Clan/Muscogee Creek, Italian, and Euro-Settler heritage from East Texas and is a citizen of the Tsalagiyi Nvdagi tribe in East Texas where her father's lineage is from. At the Butler Institute, Morgan works on the development of digital products that support tribal child welfare’s capacity to thrive and that promote the permanency of Native children within their tribal communities. As a program associate for the Capacity Building Center for Tribes and the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, she collaborates with Center staff to build curriculum, leadership academies, infographics, real stories, and podcasts to support the goals of tribal child welfare such as ICWA implementation, active efforts, and tribal sovereignty. Morgan is passionate about community healing through expressive arts such as dance. Her favorite food is sushi and you can catch her reading, swimming in fresh water, and sunbathing during her free time.


Texas A&M University, B.A.

Psychology California Institute of Integral Studies, M.A. East-West Psychology