Ellee Matthews is the Education and Administrative Manager at the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) based in Anchorage, Alaska. At ADAC, Ellee’s primarily role is to manage the Center’s Education Program, which focuses on workforce development for undergraduate and graduate students seeking science and technology career fields, particularly in the realm of Arctic research. Most recently, she planned and led ADAC’s first Blue Economy focused workshop in Utqiagvik, AK (formerly known as Barrow), where the Center explored opportunities for economic diversification through an entrepreneurial approach to utilizing the region’s ocean resources.
Born and raised in Alaska, Ellee has focused both her professional and academic careers on the Arctic region, with particular emphasis on climate change resilience in Alaska’s rural and remote communities, public health challenges, human-environmental interactions, and disaster response. She received her B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, and her MSc. in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh.