What drew you to the Caleb Scholars Program?
The Caleb Scholars Program stood out to me as an opportunity to represent who I am and where I am from. I was attracted to the program because of its commitment to Inupiaq scholarship and community leadership. It is also a long-term opportunity to stay deeply involved in my higher education goals as I move through college. The Caleb Scholars Program has helped me immensely already, and I am looking forward to being involved in positive ways.
What does Inuit-led environmental conservation mean to you?
Inuit ways of life are inherently connected to the conditions of the environment around us.
What are your educational and career goals? How do your goals relate to environmental conservation?
After graduating college, I want to return home to give back to my community and region. I believe that by empowering our tribes and people, we can achieve environmental protection and conservation by exercising our jurisdiction as working sovereign bodies. One of my biggest goals is to advocate for the protection of our land and sea in legislative spaces throughout the Norton Sound and Alaska.