We are thrilled that new UAF students recently joined our AAOKH team this summer and fall! Welcome and quyana/quyanaq to Mik’ (Elizabeth) Lindley and Kim Kivvaq Pikok!!

Mik’ (Elizabeth) Lindley is a new Master’s student in Fisheries at UAF. She is Yup’ik from Bethel. Growing up on the Kuskokwim River, she says “salmon have always been a very important part of my life, which is partly why I’ve chosen to study salmon during my MS program.”
Kimberly Kivvaq Pikok is a senior at UAF studying Wildlife Biology and Conservation. She loves to spend time at her family’s cabin up in Utqiagvik because she enjoys learning about the land, vegetation, and wildlife from her dad and brother. Kimberly says she is”excited to work with AAOKH and is thrilled to learn more about different Arctic coastal communities.”

You can read more about each of our AAOKH-affiliated students and their interests on our Education & Outreach page.