Category Archives: Profile

Student Spotlight: Amanda Blackburn

by Barb Hameister When Amanda Blackburn’s sixth-grade class went on a whale-watching cruise, she was enthralled. It was her first time out on the ocean and she loved being surrounded by the water and the abundant marine life. “For as … Continue reading

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Staff Snapshot: Dawn Montano

by Barb Hameister When Dawn Montano arrived in Fairbanks in August of 1995, she had no intention of staying. She hadn’t really wanted to come at all, but her parents didn’t want her sister, who had just gotten a teaching … Continue reading

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Faculty Focus: Anne Beaudreau

by Barb Hameister It takes some people a long time to discover what they want to be when they grow up—but Anne Beaudreau knew from an early age that she wanted to be a marine biologist. Originally from Rhode Island, … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Casey Clark

By Barb Hameister As a Ph.D. student in marine biology, Casey Clark certainly knows the importance of detailed planning, careful measurements, and organization. He is also a firm believer in serendipity. Casey was born and raised in Bellingham, Washington. He … Continue reading

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Staff Profile: Karl Wuoti

by Barb Hameister Fiscal technician Karl Wuoti makes his living working with numbers, but don’t picture him as a buttoned-down, desk-bound kind of guy. Raised on a small family corn farm in Massachusetts, Karl was working on his BA in … Continue reading

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Lifelong fascination with nature drew Rivera to Alaska

by Lauren Frisch One of Patricia Rivera’s most vivid childhood memories is from a family trip to a beautiful white sand beach in Panama, near their home at Fort Gulick Army base. Rivera, who was about four years old at … Continue reading

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