Kayt Sunwood has worked for the University of Alaska in a number of capacities since moving to Alaska from the Midwest in 2003. Currently, as manager of the UAF Women's Center, she is putting her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Technology to work linking to rural campuses, removing barriers that inhibit the full participation of women, promoting equity and enriching the university community through interdisciplinary forums for social, cultural, spiritual, aesthetic, and intellectual connections.
Other exciting things Kayt has done in Alaska include: from 2005-2006 she traveled by small aircraft to villages throughout Northern Alaska with the Math in a Cultural Context research team working with students and teachers on a curriculum based on Lessons Learned from Yup'ik Elders. The previous year Kayt worked for UAA as Fairbanks based Interior Tech Prep Specialist, helping to facilitate smooth transitions between secondary and postsecondary education/training. During her first year in Alaska, in 2003-2004, Kayt worked as an Education Project Manager with the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States where she helped to develop and implement the Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating (TREC) program.
Kayt strives to bridge distances, promote equity, facilitate communication and collaboration, and enrich the university community through her work at the Women's Center.