Living with the Land and Building Community Coordinator

Allie Prokosch (she/her) is our Living with the Land and Building Community Coordinator through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, serving as a leader of the Alaska Way of Life 4-H Club, a collaboration between Sitka Conservation Society and University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

Allie grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota spending time nordic skiing, canoeing, and lots of time reading in front of the fire. Allie holds a degree in chemistry from St. Olaf College. She is passionate about how we define, approach, and engage communities in their own health which has led her to work in community health centers and social services. Her love for nature and public lands took her to spend multiple summers working as a hiking guide in Glacier National Park – hoping to instill deep care and respect for the land and its inhabitants. She finds joy in backpacking, berry-picking, fishing, alpine tundra napping, exploring little islands, and finding new ways to bake with wild edibles. Allie is excited to learn with – and from – the Sitka youth through experiential learning. She is filled with gratitude to spend the year in such a generous community and looks forward to building strong relationships with the community and the Tongass.

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