Chrystal Pointer, 2015 Sealaska Intern

“As a non-traditional student seeking their bachelor's degree at age 37, I found the opportunities afforded to me by the Sealaska internship program to be encouraging and empowering. To other shareholders and descendants who may think they are too old and that this internship is just for the traditional student, I encourage you to apply because the skills and knowledge gained through his internship can play a huge role in your personal career development. This experience has been the opportunity of a lifetime, and I can't thank Sealaska enough.”

Tribe/Moiety/Clan: Haida, Yáahl
Internship Placement: Sealaska Environmental Services (Poulsbo, Washington)

Major Project(s): Environmental long-term monitoring and operations and monitoring of US Naval Bases.
Educational Background:  Washington State University, Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Science, Expected 2017