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Meet Maudrey Kriska: MTMGC Intern

Maudrey Kriska dreams of becoming a nurse, but for the past several months, she has focused her attention on the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic in her role as Doyon Foundation’s summer intern.

Since beginning her internship at the Foundation in May, Maudrey has done “everything and anything involving the Morris Thompson Memorial Golf Classic,” which took place June 14 and 15 in Fairbanks. Her internship wraps up August 17.

Maudrey, originally from Koyukuk, is a 2011 graduate of Nenana High School. After two semesters at the University of Alaska Anchorage, Maudrey is transferring this fall to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she will study nursing.

“One thing I am most positive about is that I am going to graduate from college with a degree in nursing. That will allow me to give back to our people and work in a field that I enjoy,” Maudrey said.

Maudrey said she interned at the Foundation to gain work experience and to learn about Doyon – but there ended up being several added benefits.

“This internship allowed me to branch out into new ideas for my own future,” she said. “I’ve been thinking about a minor in business to accompany my major in nursing.”

She also gained experience and confidence in her abilities.

“I used to be scared to answer the phone when I first started and now I can talk to anybody without hesitation. I can’t put it all into words, but working at the Foundation has helped me grow into a better, brighter individual,” Maudrey said.

“I’d like to thank Doyon Foundation for the wonderful opportunity that they’ve given me and the great experience I’ve gained over the months.”

Maudrey is the daughter of Hugh and Karen Kriska, and the granddaughter of Hugh Kriska, Sr. and the late Eleanor Kriska, and the late Maudrey and Henry Sommer. She has six siblings, Trina, Shanda, Leon, Cassandra, Julie, and Hugh III (Binka).