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With three academic degrees and eight current athletic records, Karolin Anders is, to put it numerically, a first-rate student-athlete. This May, she'll earn a master's in English and hopes to compete at nationals for the fifth year in a row.
Suzi Pearson, B.A. ’94, M.P.A. ’03, has worked her entire career at AWAIC, the state's largest women's shelter, where she is now executive director. Violence, she says, has become part of our lives in Alaska. "Let’s find a way to change that.”
World-traveling culinary arts student Philip Nevitt has logged into online classes from four continents, all while chasing culinary opportunities.
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Wildlife geneticist Ora Russ, M.S. '15, turned her graduate thesis into an opportunity for Alaska when her research, identifying populations of little-understood Bering cisco, greenlit a commercial fishery on the Yukon River.Back to top
Chrisalyn Johnson and Leah Swiss have a lot in common: both sophomores, both Dimond High grads, both members of UAA's volleyball team, and both high-achieving students with Alaska-focused careers in mind.
As the year comes to a close, Americans look back on the stories and surprises that shaped the nation in 2016. And journalism grad Todd Walker was likely there for many of them. As a national correspondent for Scripps, Todd provides on-the-scene breaking coverage for the broadcasting company’s 33 stations in 24 markets across 16 states. Though his scope is nationwide, his roots are proudly in Alaska.