2014 Student/ Young Professional Award Winners

Cultural Diversity Travel Scholarship Winners (travel to the AFS AK Chapter Meeting in Juneau):

  • Molly McCarthy, UAA


Molly Ahlgren Scholarship Winners ($6,000 scholarship each; plus travel to the AFS AK Chapter Meeting in Juneau):

  • Sky Brandt, UAF fisheries undergraduate. Sky works for the ADF&G and is interested in a career in fisheries management or research in the Yukon River Area and has experience living and working as a fisherman. 
  • Lauren Bailey, UAF fisheries undergraduate. Lauren’s first introduction to fish and fisheries was handed down by her dad. Her volunteer work on sculpin phytogeography and internship work on Arctic grayling ecology furthered her interest in conducting research with sport fish. She is currently the Vice-President of the UAF AFS student subunit.

Best Student Presentation ($200):

  • Elizabeth Figus, “Monitoring in the commercial halibut fishery off Southeast Alaska: incorporating local knowledge”

Best Student Posters ($200 each):

  • Allison Martin, “Habitat potential for juvenile Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus Tshawytscha) in the Chena River”