Yosty Storms grew up in Unalakleet, where she and her seven siblings lived a traditional Iñupiaq subsistence lifestyle.
Passionate about protecting her family and community’s way of life, Yosty wanted to become a marine biologist. An ANSEP student since high school, Yosty worked with ANSEP strategic partners Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation, North Slope Borough Department of Wildlife Management and USGS as a paid intern.
Becoming the first in her family to earn a college degree, Yosty felt inspired. She joined ANSEP’s staff and shares her passion with Alaska’s future leaders. Learn more on ANSEP’s Student Success blog.
– Liz Baker, The Alaska 100