- Ph.D., Art History: University of British Columbia
- M.A., Art History: University of British Columbia
- B.A., Art History: University of Washington
Dr. Dangeli was born and raised in Metlakatla, Alaska. She belongs to the Lax̱sgiik (Eagle Clan) and carries the Tsimshian name Sm Łoodm ’Nüüsm and Tlingit name Táakw Shaawát. She served her community for eight years as the Director of the Duncan Cottage Museum, where she worked closely with the staff at the Alaska State Museum. For the past 12 years she has also worked for the Annette Island Service Unit in Metlakatla as the Curator of their Healing Art Collection. She is a dancer, choreographer, and dance group leader. Since 2003 she and her husband, Nisga’a/Tsimshian/Tlingit artist, carver, and singer Mike Dangeli, have shared the leadership of the Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper Shield), an internationally renowned Northwest Coast mask-dancing group.