I am from the community of Bethel, the place where I was born and raised. I want to give my dental knowledge to the community. Some families can’t travel to Bethel to see a dentist due to insufficient money or time. That’s where I will come in and bring oral care to remote patients.
Melanie HarrisFrom Hooper Bay, AK
Sponsored by Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
“I was born and raised in a small country town in Pennsylvania where I grew to love hunting and all the activities the outdoors provide. When I was given a chance to work in Alaska over a year ago I let nothing get in the way. I simply love the way of life here. I moved to Hooper Bay, Alaska to work in their dental clinic looking for a new experience after 11 plus years in the field. I understand almost all aspects of dentistry. It is a privilege to treat our patients with the care they need and deserve. This is my dream come true.”