Jessica Hunt 

AK roots: Yup’ik Eskimo. Teacher. Mother of three. Emmonak-born and raised.

Giving back: Earned her bachelor’s degree at UAA and master’s at UAS, and then became the first ANSEP STEM teacher in Emmonak. “I’m here to show my students that they can do whatever they put their minds to.”

Traditional values: “In Emmonak, my family has easy access to the land. I don’t have to go far for a traditional Native meal, or to take my children berry picking and seal hunting. I want my children to live these things, not just hear about them.” 

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