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Assistant Director of Admissions

Trying to find an alternative to being another number lost in the crowd Arika found APU. She moved up from San Gabriel, California to wintery and wonderful Anchorage back in 2006 for her undergraduate degree. She always considered herself a beaches and books kind of gal, but has found herself branching out over the years. Her first class, Alaska Natural History, took place in St. Elias Wrangle National Park- the biggest national park in the US. The course involved hiking through the abandoned copper mining town of Kennicott, using crampons to trek a glacier, and surveying the beautiful landscape of Alaska. Thus far, she’s had fun sea kayaking through snow and slush, biking on the awesome Anchorage trail system to and from work, and enjoying the many amazing sights and experiences to be found in Alaska. Although she isn’t an admissions counselor, unless you are a non-degree seeking student, she still enjoys sharing her experiences at APU with prospective students. She’s looking forward to processing your application!

BA Liberal Studies-Writing Concentration
Alaska Pacific University- Class of fall 2009