Meet Alina


Home: Bellingham, WA
Major: Fisheries
Minor: Marketing

My name is Alina, and I transferred to UAF last year. One of the reasons I choose UAF was the number of research opportunities available to students. I work in the undergraduate fisheries lab studying burbot -- a freshwater fish closely related to cod that needs frigid water to breed. I am very interested in increasing the attention on Alaska's seafood, while learning as much as possible about seafood marketing. I live in a cabin about ten minutes from campus. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

10 things about Alina

  1. My last name is Fairbanks.

Welcome to Fairbanks sign

  1. My uncle was a producer for the TV show 3rd Rock in the late 1990s. When I was one year old I went to LA with my family and met Joseph Gordon-Levitt when he was on the TV show.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  1. I've worked in a fish processing plant for three years.

Processed fish

  1. I commercial fished in Bristol Bay last summer.

  1. I swam with whale sharks in Mexico.


  1. I live in a cabin.


  1. I hung out with the band The Head and the Heart after a private show.

  1. I love to acrylic paint.


  1. I enjoy hiking and camping.

 Alina hiking

  1. I have memorized the entire Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone movie.

 Harry Potter animated gif

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