I attended the University of Alaska Anchorage for several years before transferring to the University of Alaska Fairbanks where I will finish my degree this winter.
I work at KNBA in Anchorage. We're an Alaska Native owned and operated public radio station. I'm currently producing a four-part series about Native perspectives on 50 years of Alaska statehood.
Last fall I spent 4 months living and studying Arabic in Meknes, Morocco. When I travel, which seems to be all too often the past few years, I keep a blog.
I have a YouTube account that you can check out. There are several videos from Morocco. A few of them are graphic (sheep slaughter for Eid al Adha), so don't say I didn't warn you. And this is where you can listen to me being serious about important things.
This past May I traveled to St. Petersburg, Florida where I participated in The Poynter Institute's College Fellowship. While there I started a website that will soon have multi-platform stories about home. There's one story there now. I plan to flesh it out after we return from Iraq. Oh, right, about Iraq...
... I've always wanted to go. So when the e-mail came in April about the opportunity to embed I was, well, surprised. Surprise transformed into excitement when I found out that I'd be going. Excitement became hesitation after I realized that I would have to take two months off of work and vacate my beloved apartment. Hesitation soon passed and then I got the itinerary for a flight to Kuwait city.
I'm back to being excited. July 17-18 I will be in Culver City, CA at NPR's west coast studios for their Impact of War training workshop.