Alaska Salmon Fellows

 

Salmon is a defining factor in the culture of Alaska; it’s something we all have in common. But salmon, Alaska’s third-largest industry, is also frequently a flashpoint of conflict over difficult issues such as racial justice, the urban-rural divide, and balancing sustainability against the needs of resource development.​

Alaska Humanities Forum, along with partner organizations, designed the Alaska Salmon Fellows program to facilitate demanding conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross-section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research, and cultural sectors.

PROGRAM CONTACT

George Martinez

Director of Leadership Programs
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Alaska Salmon Fellows serves as a:

  • Pathway for new and stronger connections across the diverse sectors that have a key stake in the future of Alaska’s salmon; and to rich personal development as an innovative leader.
  • Network to share lessons and deepen understanding of differing perspectives among the Fellows, sparking new relationships and through them, other stakeholders.
  • System of Influence with other Fellows, advancing tangible opportunities to inspire innovative, systemic changes which address key issues and challenges for Alaska's salmon/people system.​

The initial program ran from 2017-2020, engaging two cohorts of 16 fellows each for 18 months. The program was funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Donna Aderhold
Homer
Peter Bangs
Juneau
Jessica Black
Ft. Yukon / Fairbanks
Catie Bursch
Homer
Freddie Christiansen
Anchorage / Old Harbor
Taylor Evenson
Anchorage / Kenai
Ricky Gease
Anchorage
Anjuli Grantham
Juneau
Kelly Harrell
Anchorage
Haley Hoover
Cordova
Warren Jones
Anchorage / Hooper Bay
Meagan Krupa
Eagle River
Frances Leach
Juneau
Kevin Maier
Juneau
Ben Mohr
Soldotna
Marcus Mueller
Kenai
Kris Norosz
Petersburg
Stephanie Quinn Davidson
Anchorage
Matt Rafferty
Anchorage
Mary Peltola
Bethel / Anchorage
Michelle Ravenmoon
Pope Vannoy
Julie Raymond Yakoubian
Girdwood
Christina Salmon
Igiugig
Elsa Sebastian
Sitka
Ben Stevens
Stevens Village / Fairbanks
Danielle Stickman
Anchorage
Toby Sullivan
Kodiak
Matthew Varner
Wasilla
Verner Wilson, III
Dillingham
Brooke Wright
Fairbanks
Charlie Wright
Tanana / Rampart
Mark Young
North Pole
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The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.

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