Elyssa Loughlin

Wellness Programming Producer

Elle is a first year Jesuit Volunteer and the Wellness Programming Producer at KYUK. Originally from North Jersey, Elle is a recent graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she studied communication with a concentration in mass media as well as biology. She is excited to serve with KYUK this year and to tell the stories of the people of the Y-K delta.

Six students graduated last week from the University of Alaska's nursing program housed at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. Completing a nursing program during a pandemic posed both challenges and opportunities. Ruby Anvil said that she had to go through quarantine as a student, just like regular health care workers.

Ruby Anvil

This year has been full of challenges for many, but for Bethel resident Ruby Anvil, it has also been a year of accomplishments. Anvil talks with us about completing her nursing degree through UAA at the UAF Kuskokwim campus while being a full-time single mother, working, and surviving a pandemic. 

This week, Annie Mae Lee and Carey Atchak discuss the dynamics of domestic violence, how to hold perpetrators accountable, and what bystanders can do to help victims of domestic violcence. 

Elyssa Loughlin

This year's KYUK Internship program looks different than it has in years past. Instead of meeting in person at KYUK, interns and KYUK staff have met online to collaborate on content. In mid-October, Toksook Bay reported a surge of COVID-19 cases which forced the community into lockdown and the school to transfer to entirely remote learning. Interns Kaylee King and Tatyana Avugiak interviewed fellow interns Payton Chenar and Ethan Lincoln on what life in lockdown was like shortly before their own schools went into lockdown. This interview was recorded on Oct.22.