Shanelle A.I’m from the Yupik community of Nunam Iqua! Lobbying State Senators and Representatives as a teen in the 2012 AYEA Civics & Conservation Summit was the first time I saw the power of grassroots organizing - it was the first time I saw there was real power to speaking collectively, even when I felt powerless as a shy teen from a village.I love berry picking, camping, and finding new ways to cook salmon. My goal now is to pay it forward! As AYEA’s Program Manager, I hope to provide a platform for you to uplift yalls voices all together too, ensuring your own communities today can enjoy our uniquely Alaskan lifestyle on the lands and waters.
The Alaska Center