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Saltanat Schweitzer

Saltanat Schweitzer is the new Manager of Planning and Institutional Research (PIR).

Schweitzer began working at Statewide in 2002 and has held positions in the SW Budget department and the Planning & IR department since this time.� She holds a PhD in Economics from Moscow University and an MBA degree from UAF.

Sonta Hamilton

Started January 19th, 2009

Director of Future Teachers of Alaska (FTA)

Hamilton's duties as the new director of FTA include: day-to-day oversight and management of the FTA program, providing support to FTA clubs, advisors/coordinators and students across Alaska, organizing and planning the annual FTA Student Gathering, developing materials for FTA clubs and activities and developing best practices for engaging Alaska Native students in the education field.

She previously worked for the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council as the Brownfields Program Manager. Prior to that Hamilton worked as the Brownfields Technician and traveled to villages across the Yukon River watershed to address contaminated site issues.

Sonta Hamilton was born and raised in Shageluk, Alaska, an Athabascan village located on the Innoko River.

After graduating from Mount Edgecumbe High School, in Sitka, Alaska,� she attended UAF both on campus and via distance delivery. She majored in both Elementary Education and Rural Development. In 2007, Hamilton graduated with a bachelors in Rural Development with an emphasis in Land, Resource and Environmental Management. She is currently three classes shy of starting an internship year for Elementary Education.

Hamilton is getting married this summer, July 10, 2009!

Vicki Wallner

Started Feb, 16 2009

Administrative Assistant
OIT Telephone Services

Vicki Wallner worked for QM Bearings for the last 9 years in Ferndale, Washington as Customer Service Supervisor. Wallner was born in Minnesota, but grew up in Fairbanks. Recently she moved back to Fairbanks with two kids and her fianc�e after living in Washington for the last 10 years. She is happy to be back home

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