Hi everyone! My name is Melanie Dela Rosa and I am from Mountain Village, AK which is located near Bethel, St. Mary’s southwest Alaska along the Yukon River. I am working to get my BA in Rural Development – Natural Resources. I love subsistence foods and love being outdoors (except in extreme conditions). I moved to Alaska in 1985 with my family and fell in love with this state. My late father was in the US Navy so we lived in various places, but I call Alaska my home. I have three children with my long-time boyfriend and I hope to move to Fairbanks next Fall to finish my degree. Thank you and hope to learn more from this class and my fellow classmates.