Tina has made Alaska her home since 1998. For the past eight years, she has worked at UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, in the world of climate science research. Her academic background is in biology — ask her about what pollinates blueberries! Outside of work, she lives and plays in Fairbanks with her husband, two sons, a goofy-looking dog and a grouchy cat.

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Ephraim Froehlich is a born and raised Juneau kid. He recently returned home to raise a family of his own after spending over a decade working in and around Congress in DC. Ephraim is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Maryland Law and now operates a policy consulting business, AKWA-DC. During his career in policy, Ephraim has worked with many Alaska Fellows and alumni of the program, and those great experiences inspired an interest to get further involved.

Ira Slomski-Pritz is a graduate of Yale College, an alumnus of both the Sitka and Anchorage sites, former staffer to Alaska Governor Bill Walker, and a NOLS instructor.

Jenny-Marie Stryker is a 2017-'18 Anchorage alumna, which brought her to the state and city she calls home now. She serves as the Political Director of The Alaska Center, and has previously worked as political campaign consultant in Alaska. She holds a BA from Wellesley College with a major in American Studies and a minor in Economics.

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (Founder) was born and raised in Sitka, Alaska, attended Yale College, and most recently represented his hometown and a dozen-plus other rural Southeast communities in the Alaska Legislature.

Meredith Redick is a graduate of Yale College and a 2016-’17 Sitka alumna. She holds dual degrees in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and English literature, as well as certificates in elementary and bilingual education. She has worked with UAS-Sitka and Sitka Tribe of Alaska since moving to Sitka in 2016. She was the original Executive Director of AFP.

Noah Star was an Alaska Fellow back in 2016-17, but then we called ourselves Sitka Winter Fellows. In Sitka Noah worked with then Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and then did a session in Juneau the next year. Hooked on Alaska fisheries and natural resources law, he went back east for as little time as possible to get his law degree from Harvard. After law school, Noah clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court. And now he serves as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska working on civil litigation and natural resources matters. Noah lives in East Anchorage with his partner, Shoshi (also a former fellow!), and their dog, Morgan.

Pat Race is a filmmaker and illustrator with a background in computer science. Pat served on the Alaska State Council for the Arts from 2015-2021, and his artwork was featured on Alaska's "I Voted" stickers in 2018. Pat is co-owner of the Alaska Robotics Gallery in downtown Juneau, a comic shop and art gallery which was selected as a finalist for the 2019 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Award.

Radhika Krishna serves as the AFP Board Treasurer. She has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Grinnell College and an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, and was recognized as one of Alaska' Top 40 Under 40 in 2022. Radhika lives in Anchorage and is the Executive Director of the Anchorage Downtown Partnership.

Rachel Thomson is a 2020-2021 AFP Sitka alum and a graduate of Stanford University. She is the Chief Operating Officer at Outer Coast, an emerging two-year liberal arts college in Sitka, where she first began as a fellow in 2020.