Name: Joanne Hanson
Hometown and/or current city: Unalakleet, AK
Current job or title: Fisheries Biologist
Degree title: Natural Science
How do you currently engage with conservation and/or cultural activities?
Right now, I currently have not had any time to engage in conservation and/or cultural activities since I am transitioning into a full time job and have a 5 month old.
What is something about our people, culture, and communities that make you feel proud?
Our resiliency that has been handed down from generation to generation is always something I will be proud of. We adapt to different situations and are always teaching, learning and listening.
What is an issue that is important to you that you think people should get more involved with?
Conservation is a huge issue I think more people should be involved with.
What advice do you have for current and prospective Caleb Scholars?
Community – find your community. That has helped me get to where I am. Community gives us opportunities to connect with different people, to reach for our goals, and validates interests and identities. Always know who you are and where you come from.
Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself or your experience with CSP?
Without your support through my college years, I would not have finished college. Your support for the upcoming CSP members is vital and appreciated.