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 Shawna Hildebrand.

Where are you from?

Nulato, Alaska

What is your educational background?

Shawna received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and her Master of Public Administration with a focus in rural development from the University of Alaska Southeast.

What are you doing now?

She is currently working as the tribal development division director at Tanana Chiefs Conference.

Anything else you’d like to mention?

Find something you enjoy doing and work to excel at it. I picked my degrees based on what I was interested in doing in my life. I am doing what I always wanted to do and that is to serve my communities.

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.