SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium
I am an Alaska Native (Tlingit) from the Eagle Brown-Bear clan, born and raised in Juneau. I have always been interested in health care and, as a dental assistant, often have found myself wishing I could practice as the provider. I look forward to serving my community as a DHAT, with the hope that some of my future patients will want to do the same.
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.”