Tonia is Inupiaq from the village of White Mountain, Alaska but she also grew up in Nome. She graduated from the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau with a Bachelor’s of Science in marine biology in December 2019. As an undergrad, Tonia conducted research with marine mammals and advocates for incorporating traditional knowledge from hunters, villagers, and elders in scientific research as the Arctic is experiencing amplified effects of climate change. Tonia now works as a STEAM project Coordinator at Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau where she working with culturally responsive ethnomathematic lessons in middle school education. She was inspired to join this community because of the legacy of the Caleb himself; advocacy by stewarding our ancestral knowledge and protecting our Arctic communities and ecosystems. To Tonia conservation means continuing Caleb’s legacy and protecting our ecosystems health, as is relates to animals, people and the environment.