The Doyon Foundation journey doesn’t end with graduation! We are so proud of our alumni, the amazing places they have gone on to, the achievements they are making, and the positive differences they are having in their communities. Each month, we feature an update on one of our alumni. This month, we are pleased to highlight Carrie Irwin Brown.

Where are you from? Carrie is a lifelong Alaskan from Interior Alaska; she is of Athabascan and Irish descent and is a tribal member of the Nenana Native Tribe.

What is your educational background? Carrie attended the University of Hawaii and Nagoya Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan, and holds a bachelor’s degree in management/international business from Alaska Pacific University (APU). In 2016, she completed a master’s level Alaska Native Executive Leadership Program at APU, and she received the Certified Fundraising Executive designation in 2018. Carrie is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration at APU.

What are you doing now? Carrie became the Alaska Native program director at Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in 2019. Prior to that, she was the director of the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, executive director for the Alaska Native Arts Foundation, and the senior vice president/chief administrative officer at First Alaskans Institute.

Outside of work, Carrie has served on many Alaska nonprofit boards, including the Foraker Group, the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Alaska Chapter. She currently serves on the board of Toghotthele Corporation, the ANCSA-village corporation for Nenana, the board of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, and the Anchorage Library Foundation board.

Anything else you would like to share? “Doyon not only supported me in seeking my undergraduate degree, but has also supported me in pursuing a Master in Business Administration at Alaska Pacific University.”

Are you a former Doyon Foundation scholarship recipient who has graduated? We would love to hear from you! Please reach out to or 907.459.2049.