Indianna Turkisher


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Indianna is a sixth generation Alaskan hailing from the emerald isle of Kodiak. She has spent the last 3 and a half years working on issues surrounding food insecurity at the Food Bank of Alaska. Most recently she worked with the Municipality of Anchorage to develop a texting platform that would allow people to begin the application process for SNAP (food stamps) with just a few short text messages. She successfully advocated for the State of Alaska to provide funding allowing for the hire of 20 additional positions for the Division of Public Assistance. These additional positions were put in place to decrease wait times for hungry Alaskans who had applied for SNAP. She has spoken on panels as well as one-on-ones with most of Alaska’s legislators and advocated in person to Alaska’s Federal Delegation numerous times to prevent harmful rules and bills from negatively impacting the most vulnerable Alaskans.

Aside from working on food security, Indianna was also a member of the Alaska Conservation Corp, working with Alaska State Parks in Kodiak, Alaska. She spent a stint volunteering with the Marine Mammal Conservancy in Key Largo Florida to rehabilitate and set free a group of stranded pilot whales.

Indianna has always wanted to have a career that would allow her to give back to her community and the people of Alaska. She’s worked in a myriad of Alaska’s different job industries including fishing, tourism, customer service, non-profits, and slinging the best cups of coffee around. Although she’s lived in many other places including Montana, Oregon, and Florida, Alaska always calls her home. It matters deeply to her that the State she loves to much becomes a place where everybody has an opportunity to thrive regardless of race, gender, criminal background, socioeconomic status, or religious affiliation.

You can reach her at 907-263-2014.