Ten UAA alumni named Top Forty Under 40

by Matt Jardin  |   

Top Forty Under 40 2022 logoThe Alaska Journal of Commerce released its annual list of the top young professionals in the state. Selected from a field of 288 nominations, the 2022 Top Forty Under 40 recipients exemplify excellence in professional and community service. 

Awardees will be honored at the Hotel Captain Cook on May 20. Tickets and tables for the event are available at MyAlaskaTix.com.

Congratulations to all awardees, including the following 10 Seawolf alumni who made this year's list.

Kara Carlson (38), B.A. Psychology ’05, Interim Deputy Director, Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living, Fairbanks

Rhiana Gay (36), B.A. Elementary Education ’09, G.C.R.T. Language Education ’14, M.Ed. Teaching and Learning ’15, Teacher, Creekside Park Elementary School, Anchorage

Lu-Anne Haukaas Lopez (38), B.A. English ’11, Senior Learning and Development Advisor, Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage

Abbey Jackson (38), A.A. General Program ’09, B.A. Justice ’09, M.P.A. Public Administration ’12, Director of Rehabilitation Services, Alaska Native Medical Center, Anchorage

Alexandra Jefferies (33), B.S. Civil Engineering ’11, M.S. Civil Engineering ’17, Senior Engineer, PND Engineers Inc., Anchorage

Holly Martinson (37), B.S. Chemistry ’08, Associate Professor of Medical Education, WWAMI School of Medical Education, Anchorage

Xavier Mason (29), B.B.A. Management and Marketing ’15, Acting Finance Director, City of Bethel

Kate Powers (34), B.A. Languages ’09, Regional Director/Operations Support, Providence Alaska, Anchorage

Nikki Rose (38), B.A. Political Science ’09, Chief of Staff, Office of Sen. Roger Holland/Alaska Legislature

Flora Teo (37), B.B.A. Finance ’17, President, Junior Achievement of Alaska Inc., Anchorage

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