1988: Bachelor’s of Elementary Education, Natural Sciences emphasis, U. of Alaska Juneau
2006: Master’s of Elementary Education, Ed. Technology emphasis, U. of Alaska Southeast
2008: Master’s of Educational Leadership K-12, U. of Alaska Anchorage
2014-2015: PhD Candidate, Indigenous Studies, Research emphasis, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
2014-2015: Mellon Dissertation Fellow Scholar, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
Alberta started teaching at UAS in the fall of 2010. Prior to UAS, she was teaching in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, while teaching for UAS as an adjunct faculty professor. Before the metro DC grand experience, she retired from twenty years of teaching, coaching, then coordinating various federal Native education grants with the Juneau School District.
She greatly enjoys her doctoral program, as she is conducting research on current Alaska Native PhD graduates and influential factors that helped them attain there degree. She is Tsimshian (killer whale phratry), Alutiiq, Hispanic, Russian, German, and Swedish.
In addition to academia, she enjoys spending her free time with her family. Alberta enjoys watching her son, Bruce play high school basketball, and she enjoys playing volleyball, traveling and learning about other cultures, and watching a ridiculous Hallmark romance while cooking. She is looking forward to picking up her other interests after she attains her PhD.