Fairbanks mother completes 31-year journey as standout UAF grad

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Originally printed in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:

When Katrina Nunemann graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks 10 days ago with a Bachelor of Arts in child development and family studies, she completed a 31-year journey marked with joy, tragedy, hard work and motherhood.

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  • Karina Gonzales-Smith

    Communications Manager
    Karina has worked in higher education for over 14 years. Her passion for learning began at an early age when she learned how to speak English after moving from the tropic to the Arctic. Since then Karina has moved from one classroom to another — on campus, online, or overseas. She’s an alumna of UAF and UAA where she studied biology, psychology, and public health. Karina currently teaches for the Allied Health program in the UAF College of Rural and Community Development. She deeply values connecting with people, and her role as Communications Manager allows her to be an authentic, creative, and supportive champion of equity in education.

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