First Lady


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First Lady Dr. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson

Dr. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson is a fisheries scientist and has worked in salmon fisheries in Alaska for the past nine years. She is currently the director of the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with Tanana Chiefs Conference. Previously, Stephanie worked as a fishery biologist and then a fishery manager for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on the Yukon River, and as a professor in the Environmental Studies and Biology Departments at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She serves as an interim board member for the Certified Seafood Collective, and as President of the Alaska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Stephanie received her PhD in Limnology and Marine Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008 and bachelor’s degree in Biology from Grinnell College in 2003. She was born in Gresham, Wisconsin and grew up in a rural area where hunting and fishing were a big part of her upbringing. She is an enrolled member of the Brothertown Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. She enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors with her wife and two dogs.


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