Student Alumni Association
The first of its kind in the University of Alaska system, the UAS Student Alumni Association provides opportunities for students to become actively involved at UAS by participating in events that are conceived and funded by students. The UAS Student Alumni Association is a student organization that exists to promote UAS pride and tradition, cultivate relationships between students and alumni, and enhance the college experience through exciting, memorable events.
The Student Alumni Association is a student organization that promotes:
- "Preparing for Life After College"
- UAS Pride and Tradition
- Career Networking
- Community Involvement
We are run by a student board of directors selected from the student body, and all students are welcome to attend our meetings.
This year’s Benefits members enjoy include:
- FREE SAA Premium Item – specially designed buffs or earbuds
- FREE Fun Events and Community Activities such as:
- Dinner and a Movie Nights
- Business Etiquette Dinner
- “Preparing for Life After College” Seminar Series
Kristin Brown (President)
Kristin has served on the SAA board since her very first semester at UAS. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but moved to Juneau in 2009 to pursue her Bachelor's in Marine Biology at UAS. Now after graduating, Kristin is seeking her Masters in Fisheries through the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and will remain stationed in Juneau. Her goals include research working with marine mammals, and attaining her PhD in the future. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys being outdoors, swimming, running, and hiking with her dog.
Chris Salazar (Vice President)
My name is Chris Salazar - I enjoy hunting, shooting, fishing, most importantly though, the outdoors and how it works! I previously worked with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, as well as a couple of joint projects between the Hoonah Indian Association, The Nature Conservancy, the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, and the US Forest Service. If you have any questions about identifying SE AK flora/fauna, natural science in general, mapping, or job opportunities, feel free to ask me!
Wenshi Fraser (Treasurer)
This is Wenshi’s first year at UAS and as a SAA board member. Her current plans are to spend two years at UAS and then move to UAF to major in Civil Engineering. Outside of school, she enjoys playing soccer, hiking/exploring, and walking her dog. Wenshi hopes to gain the same expertise as of her fellow board members and is excited to pave her own path. She is eager to pass on her experiences and promote the step of life after college.
Ana Christine Tafoya (Secretary)
After you receive your student ID, be sure to stop by the Soboleff Annex to pick up your FREE premium item. The annual $15 optional fee is automatically charged in the fall to all students enrolled in six or more credits. Deadline to opt out is the same as the add/drop date for classes.
Questions? Call the Alumni Manager at 796-6569.