Sharity Sommer

Sharity Sommer is Communications Associate for the Rasmuson Foundation. She started at the Foundation as Communications Intern in the summer of 2009, through the First Alaskans Internship program. The program places Alaska Native students with partner organizations across the state and focuses on the development of Native leadership.

Sommer grew up in Fairbanks and spent many summers in Galena. She earned a bachelor of arts in international studies, with a minor in psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Sommer also interned with the Inuit Circumpolar Council, providing planning and event support for the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change that took place in Anchorage from April 20-24, 2009. While at UAA, Sommer was a student presenter at the Behavior Sciences Conferences of the North and Model United Nations Delegate.

Sommer is passionate about traveling, having studied abroad in Spain and volunteering in Kenya, Mexico and South America. However, she will always be an Alaskan at heart, and above all enjoys spending time with her friends and family, including her six nieces and nephews.