Ian Her Many Horses grew up on the Rosebud Reservation and is a graduate of Todd County High School and the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S. Computer Science, Math Ed. Certification). He has taught Math and Computer Science in the past at Todd County HS, as well as worked for CU-Boulder as the program coordinator for the Indigenous Alliance Program, which is a STEM recruitment program for Native HS students. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in CU-Boulder's School of Education focusing on Computer Science Education.