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Kotzebue’s Ayiana Browning discusses her Park Service internship with ANSEP’s Summer Bridge program

August 19, 2021
Ayiana Browning is one of 25 ANSEP students participating in the Summer Bridge program. (Photo by Wesley Early, KOTZ – Kotzebue)

This summer, 25 students from across the state are part of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program’s Summer Bridge program. The program places ANSEP students in a ten-week paid engineering, science or business internship, giving them the chance to gain work experience and network with other STEM professionals. 

One of the students chosen this year was Ayiana Browning from Kotzebue. Browning is about to start her second year at the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Biology program and is spending her summer as an intern for the National Park Service at the Western Arctic National Parklands Bering Land Bridge. 

Browning spoke with KOTZ live about her experiences with ANSEP, and her work this summer conducting community interviews near Noatak. Listen below:

This story was written and published by Wesley Early at KOTZ