Tess Hostetter

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Role at AK CASC: Assistant Tribal Climate Resilience Liaison

Group: Native American Fish and Wildlife Society

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Tess (she/her) is an enrolled citizen of the Igiugig Village Tribe. She grew up on the shores of Lake Iliamna—home to her, freshwater seals, and millions of wild salmon. She is an advocate for tribal sovereignty, stewardship, and management and has an emulsion of experience working for federal, state, and tribal agencies, including various seasonal field positions. Tess also has experience working as a domestic violence advocate and, most recently, assisting in the development and execution of a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) study for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. She brings her love and enthusiasm for rural Alaska communities— their diversity and rich cultures— to support projects tailored to Alaska’s many and various landscapes and peoples.