Sam is St. Lawrence Island Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze Indian from Alaska. Growing up subsistence hunting and fishing, Sam experienced first hand how Climate Change impacts Arctic communities. Sam was appointed by Governor Bill Walker served on the State of Alaska’s Climate Action Leadership Team. He continues to support climate awareness and education as an Arctic Youth Ambassador for Alaska, and a representative for the National Congress of American Indians Climate Action Task Force. He is in his second year at Stanford University.