What drew you to the Caleb Scholars Program? Do you have a personal story about meeting Caleb, connection to his legacy, or connection to our Program mission?
I was drawn to the Caleb Scholars Program after seeing what great opportunities are presented. I see this opportunity as a way to connect with the CSP board and scholars. We each have unique stories to share and ideas to present.
What does conservation mean to you? How do you engage with conservation at school and/or at home?
Conservation seeks the sustainable use of nature by humans, for activities such as hunting and gathering. It can include maintaining and restoring our surrounding environment, protecting diversity as well as preventing the wasteful use of resources. We must think of the future generations ahead of us and if they’ll be able to enjoy our traditional subsistence activities.
What are your future educational and career goals? What are the top three things that are moving you toward those goals?
For educational goals, I’d like to obtain my BA in Applied Management within the next year. If I can successfully complete this degree, I’d like to enroll in a graduate program – I’m thinking about an MA in Rural Development.
I have yet to think about career goals or where I want to be within the next 3-5 years. I enjoy my current position with Kawerak as the Regional Training Specialist. Having the passion to help others become successful will always be within my career focus.
Can you share a memorable story from your past when you felt a relationship to the ocean or land?
I have many memorable stories from when I was younger. Many come from being at camp with my grandparents; first learning how to catch salmon and make dry fish. My grandparents are the ones who taught me our traditional values and how we must respect our waters and land. To enjoy our foods, and not be wasteful or take nature for granted.