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Alexis Bunten (she/her/hers)

Co-Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program Bioneers

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Alexis Bunten, (Unangan/Yup’ik) co-directs the Bioneers Indigeneity Program. She has served as a manager, media-maker, consultant, and applied researcher for Indigenous, social, and environmental programming for over 20 years. Alexis’ areas of expertise include Indigenous economic development, organizational decolonization, and cross-cultural communications. After receiving a BA in Art History at Dartmouth College, Alexis returned to Alaska, where she worked at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center in cultural programming. Subsequently, Alexis earned a PhD in cultural anthropology at UCLA. Prior to joining Bioneers, Alexis was the lead researcher, curriculum developer, and trainer for the National Network of Climate Change Interpreters. Alexis has received nominations and awards from the US National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and the Native American Film and Television Awards, among many others. She lives in Monterey with her partner, daughter, three dogs, a cat, and a lizard.
Alexis Bunten (she/her/hers)