Joaqlin Estus.

Designation:

Board Member

Joaqlin Estus.

Joaqlin Estus (Tlingit) states her objective is to increase public awareness and understanding of the history, culture, and issues facing the Alaska Native community. Estus is a historian and has experience in resource management planning; public relations for a tribal health organization, and was a reporter working in public radio at KTOO FM in Juneau, Alaska and at Minnesota Public Radio. Ms. Estus a special projects consultant for KNBA-FM, a Native-owned and operated public radio station serving Anchorage and South central Alaska (where the majority of Alaska’s population resides), which is a part of Koahnic Broadcasting with a mission to bring Native voices to Alaska and the nation through KNBA and national programming. Estus states, “While I use social media personally, being a part of NPM’s June 2012 course on Digital Journalism and Storytelling has helped me more fully see the potential to extend the reach of Native voices to an enormous audience throughout the world. As KNBA redesigns its Internet presence, I plan to continue to use my experiences to continue to work towards my personal mission.”