Amy and her husband in Hawaii

Amy and her husband in Hawaii

Amy has been with UAF for a long time. She can give you a history lesson about the evolution of the UAF logo (there was a pink phase!). Ask Amy about anything and she’ll have an answer. Now, she’s helping Alaska high schoolers get a headstart on their college experience.

Q: What do you do at eCampus?

A: I run a program called Alaska Advantage which is a virtual middle college for high school students to get college credit. 

Q: How do you work with students?

A: I help advise students into the right classes to work toward a future degree program. I also work with students to help explore what kinds of degree programs they might be interested in. Hint: It’s ok to not know what you want to do. I ask a lot of questions and we can narrow down your interests.

Q: How can students connect with you?

A: I can be reached by email at albristor@alaska.edu or you can call me at 907-474-7412. 

Q: What do you like about working at UAF eCampus?

A: I love the versatility of the students we get. Having our classes online allows students from all over the state to have the opportunity to challenge themselves in college classes. 

Q: If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
A: I love Hawaii! In particular, the Big Island would be where I would live. The versatility of the terrain on the Big Island is so vast and there is always something to do. 

Q: What is the weirdest food combination you enjoy?

A: Pickled herring and just about anything I eat with it. I enjoyed eating lunch at home during the pandemic because I could eat all the pickled herring I wanted without stinking out my coworkers.

Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?

A: I have two, but they are the same gift. My husband gifted me with a cat the first year we were married for Christmas. We had that cat for 20 years. Two years ago, he surprised us with a new cat at Christmas and she has been a joy to our family. I’m still not sure how the dogs feel about her though.