December 2020 – Undergraduate


Unalaska, Alaska
Qawalangin Tribe
SPGSF – Undergraduate

Columbia University in the City if New York

GPA: 3.7

  • Community Service
  • The Food Pantry at Columbia, New York, NY (Volunteer)
  • Elmhurst Hospital Pharmacy Department, New York, NY (Volunteer)
  • Alaska Native Medical Center Nursing Department, Anchorage, AK (Volunteer)
  • Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska Camp Qangaayux, Unalaska, AK (Volunteer)
  • Father Ishmail Gromoff Senior Center, Unalaska, AK (Volunteer)
  • George Washington University Alternative Breaks, Las Marias, Puerto Rico (Student Volunteer)
  • Miriam’s Kitchen, Washington, DC (Volunteer)

Short Bio

Douglas is an Unangan who has grown up in Unalaska, Alaska. While growing up, Douglas had the opportunities to service the community that raised Douglas through work with the federally-recognized government Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act-derived Ounalashka Corporation. Upon graduation from Unalaska High School, Douglas will have the chance to study at George Washington University in Washington, DC, where Douglas will be able to learn what it is like to be an adult and how to succeed in academia as a first-generation student.

While at GW, Douglas will declare a major in psychology and acquire knowledge that has to do with the human experience through the environment and mind. During this journey, there is a chance to work as a research assistant with a professor that does research on depth perception via an experimental laboratory with student participants. This particular capacity to work with other people in a professional manner has been beneficial to Douglas’s time that has been spent thus far at the Columbia University in the City of New York.

Douglas has been a Lion at Columbia University since this past January and has had an amazing transition to the Ivy League institution. The ability to succeed at this institution is a triumph that there is pride in because of the rigor that such private research institutions entail. To succeed at Columbia goes beyond Douglas. Not only is there happiness for Douglas, but for the representation that Douglas has for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.