Harry August is a third-year student at Brown University pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science, with a focus on conservation biology and energy policy. He is also interested in sustainable transportation, international climate politics, and environmental political theory. Harry acknowledges the support and mentorship of Professor Caroline Karp, who was instrumental in inspiring this project.
Sitka Arianna Beech graduated with a B.S. in Nursing in May 2016. She now works in an emergency department in Anchorage, Alaska and is pursuing certification in emergency nursing.
Laurel Carlsen is a registered nurse at Alaska Native Medical Center. She earned a B.A. in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a B.S. in Nursing Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In addition to her role as an RN, she is a mother of two and an advocate for social and environmental justice.
Rae Cunningham graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.S. in Nursing Science and a minor in Psychology. She is currently finishing her year-long residency Medical Surgical program and plans to pursue future positions in public and mental health.
Melana Dayanim studies Political Science and Global Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been involved in ethical service-learning and sustainable development in Pittsburgh and internationally throughout her career at Pitt. She plans to continue working towards health justice upon her graduation in the Spring of 2018.
Joy (Johanna) Huffman graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.S. in Nursing Science in May 2016. Currently she cares for patients at Alaska Native Medical Center on an inpatient surgical unit.
Ashley John graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2017 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Economics. She is now pursuing a Master of Engineering degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering at Cornell University.
Lauren Maunus is a student at Brown University, where she will graduate in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. She is passionate about environmental justice and climate policy and hopes to pursue environmental law following her time at Brown.
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel is a 2017 graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism and minors in History and Museum Studies. She runs her own consultancy that supports non-profits, museums, and foundations in their endeavor to solidify narratives via oral history. As an oral historian, she is interested in creating/facilitating community-based work that challenges norms and complicates truth. She is currently living and working in Madrid, Spain where she translates for The Theatre Times and teaches English. Follow her work at www.yasminzacaria.com.
Anna Messer is junior at Brown University and will graduate with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 2019. She hopes to pursue a career in urban planning and policy.
Susan Nguyen graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.S. in Nursing in May of 2016. She is currently working as a psychiatric nurse at a local hospital in Anchorage, Alaska. Susan plans to get her Psychiatric RN certification in the near future.
Ashley Sapp graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.S. in Nursing Science in May 2016. She currently cares for patients at Alaska Center for Pediatrics and works as a part-time school nurse for the Anchorage School District.
Lauren Slovensky is a student of Urban Administration at New York Institute of Technology. After graduating in Spring 2019 she plans to join the Peace Corps and volunteer internationally. She also hopes to continue her education and attend graduate school. After graduate school, she will go on to a career in Public Administration.
Travis Sovronec graduated from the University of Washington in March of 2017 with a B.S. in Public Health. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and hopes to provide patient care for under-served communities.
Ethan Taswell will graduate from Brown University in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a focus on Conservation Science and Policy. Upon graduation he plans on pursuing a career in environmental advocacy.
Kyleigh Tyler is a student at Utah State University, studying Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences, emphasizing in bioveterinary science. She also has minors in Biology, Chemistry, and Management. Upon graduation, she hopes to be accepted into a dual program for Veterinary Medicine and a master’s of Animal Science.