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UAF's people have stories to share, stories about the relationships, experiences and learning they've found here.

Ruth Nashookpuk

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Ruth Nashookpuk

Like other painters, Ruth Nashookpuk uses canvas as a foundation. But when she’s done, Nashookpuk can lace up her work and apply it to her other passion: basketball.

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Isabel Castro

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Isabel Castro

Isabel Castro sat in her car in Kodiak two years ago, interviewing over her cell phone for a job with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

“My phone was about to die, and I have to take my brother to the pool, and I’m stressed,” she remembered.

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Chelsea Brown

Chelsea Brown went straight from high school in Georgia to a 35,000-student university nearby. However, the U.S. Army transferred her mother to Fairbanks a few years later, prompting Brown to follow and enroll at UAF.

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Newman

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Cody Newman

Cody Newman studies petroleum engineering and trains as a ROTC cadet. So why did summer 2017 find him fighting wildfires in Alaska and the Lower 48?

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