BSNC Welcomes 2021 Internship Cohort

May 21, 2021by Media

BSNC is excited to announce the hiring of nine new interns for the 2021 BSNC Summer Internship Program. This program provides a wide variety of trainings and workshops that help to build skills in leadership, public speaking, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, cultural awareness, business structure and so much more.

With the continuation of working from home, the internship program has strengthened its agenda to provide an all-around great educational and professional experience for the interns in a remote environment.

                                           Elizabeth Alowa

“Hello! My name is Elizabeth Alowa and I am from Nome, Alaska. I am Inupiaq and Siberian Yupik. My Inupiaq name is Niiqsik and my Siberian Yupik name is Angiqun. My mom, Lee Ann Green, and her parents, Geri and Randi Hoogendorn, are from Little Diomede. My dad, Joel Alowa, and his mother, Julie Alowa, are from Savoonga. I am going into my senior year at the University of Alaska Anchorage and I am a Legal Studies major. Over the summer I will be working in the Legal department.”

                                           Nyche Andrew

“My name is Skavaq Sivulliuqti and my English name is Nyche Andrew, I am Yup’ik and Inupiaq. My grandfather is from Bethel and my grandmother is from Shishmaref, and I was born and raised in Anchorage. I am a recent graduate from Service High School and will be attending Yale University this fall to study Political Science. As a BSNC Intern, I work in the proposals department. I spend my time committed to academics, culture, family and friends. I am very pleased to be working for this corporation and am thankful for your time and wisdom.”

                                           Amy Bioff

“My name is Amy Bioff I was born and raised in Nome, Alaska. I am Inupiaq and my Inupiaq name is Naataq. My parents are John and Alice Bioff. My grandma is Lily Mayland from Koyuk, Alaska. I am currently a junior studying Journalism and Public Communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am working under the Media Department over the duration of this program. My hobbies include a lot of content creation using cameras and other design programs.”

                                           Colby Collins

“Hi, my name is Colby Collins, I was born and raised in Anchorage. My mother’s name is Marie Polito (Wassmann) and my grandparents are Wendell Wassmann and Suzanne Fagerstrom and Chuck Fagerstrom is my grandmother’s brother, who are all from Nome. I am a recent graduate of Fort Lewis College in Business Administration, with a concentration in Business Analytics and a Minor in Economics. I will be working in the IT department this summer. Growing up I played soccer competitively on regional and national levels but currently, I am a competitive bodybuilder. I previously worked at the Southcentral Foundation Elder program.”

                                            Kylie Evans

“My name is Kylie Evans and my Inupiaq name is Maktuaya. My parents are David Evans and Lucille Sands. My grandparents are Laura Evans and Robert Evans, as well as Dolly Kugzruk and Glenn Carter. I am from Nome and Anchorage. I also have family from Teller and Shishmaref. I am seeking my bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I am working in the Proposals Department. I love spending my time outdoors doing subsistence activities such as berry picking, camping and boating.”

                                           Jasmine Jemewouk

“My name is Jasmine Jemewouk, I’m from Elim, Alaska. My grandparents are Johnny and Darla Jemewouk,my mother is Jeanne Pickett. My dad is Craig Teesateskie from Nome. I’m a senior at UAF seeking a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Rural Development. I like to go fishing, biking, camping and anything where I can spend time with my dogs and get outside.”

 

                                            Justin Maxwell

“Hello, my name is Justin Maxwell and I am the Human Resources Intern for the 2021 Summer Internship. I was born and raised in Anchorage and my ancestors are from King Island. I am the grandson of Lillian Tiulana and the son of Brenda Maxwell. I am currently pursuing my Business Management degree through UAA where I am an undergraduate student. Outside of work and school I enjoy playing and watching hockey and I love the outdoors. During the summer, my family and I subsistence fish for halibut and salmon.”

                                           Cillian McDonagh

“My name is Cillian McDonagh and I am from Anchorage Alaska. My father is Richard Foster and he is from Nome. I am a junior majoring in Economics and Government and minoring in Music at Bowdoin College. The department that I am working for is business development. My passion includes playing music such as the guitar, violin and piano. I also like going skiing and reading non-fictional books.”

 

                                            Conrad Schmidt

“My name is Conrad Schmidt. I’m from Gig Harbor, Washington. My great-grandma was Laura Beltz Hagberg Wright, she raised my grandma Muriel Hagberg in Haycock and then my mom grew up in Anchorage and in Seattle. I am a rising senior studying Finance and Management at the University of Colorado Boulder. This summer I am working with Jacob Gum and Eagle Eye Electric in Colorado Springs. Most of my free time in the winter is spent skiing and snowboarding around Colorado while in the summer I trade that for hiking and camping.”

                                           Avrey Hansell

“Hello, my name is Avrey Hansell, my Inupiaq name is Qiupuq, I was born here in Anchorage and I am Inupiaq and Yupik. My parents are Ann Asicksik and Jeffrey Hansell. They along with most of my family are from Shaktoolik and I will be working in the Shareholder Development department. I am seeking to get a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science where I can be part of the Physical Therapy Assistant program at the University of Alaska Anchorage. My hobbies include going hiking, reading and listening to music in my spare time.”

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