Emily Brockman was born and raised in Dillingham where she spent her childhood terrorizing the local butterfly population and accompanying her father on fishing trips on the Agulowak River. After her father moved, she split her time living between Bristol Bay and Seward.
This spring, Emily graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC, with a BA in English, Minors in Environmental Science and Policy and Education, and a 9th-12th Secondary Teaching License. She is excited to be returning to Alaska where she will join the Forum's youth programs staff to design, plan, and coordinate seminars and immersions as the Youth Curriculum Manager.
"While most of my time was spent explaining to my STEM classmates what I planned to do with my life," Emily says, "I also helped to found Duke's first Native American sorority, Alpha Pi Omega, where I served as the education outreach specialist." Outside of college life, Emily was a frequent performer for The Monti, a local Durham non-profit dedicated to creating community through storytelling in a format similar to Anchorage's Arctic Entries. And, she kept busy publishing creative writing pieces, trail running, playing in at-home scrabble tourneys, reading, and experimenting with smoothies.
Most recently, Emily served as a student teacher at Jordan High School in Durham in the English Department where she taught Honors English IV and English II. Over the years, she has also worked at Duke's Thompson Writing Studio as a consultant, a Fish Crew Biotech at Lake Clark National Park Service, and the Bristol Bay Housing Authority.
Join us in welcoming Emily to the Forum!