Annalise Klein Designs Her Future with ACEP

Annalise Klein Designs Her Future with ACEP

Annalise Klein initially joined ACEP in 2021 as an Arctic fellow through the Alaska Fellowship Program. At the conclusion of her fellowship, she remained at ACEP. She redesigned her role as a program architect. In this role, Klein will be responsible for overseeing strategic design, alignment and collaboration across ACEP programming and community stakeholders.

She is currently developing the Energy Innovation Network, a framework for dynamic collaboration between diverse community stakeholders, industry, research and the private sector, through the Alaska Regional Collaboration for Technology Innovation and Commercialization program. She is also involved with ACEP’s education initiatives, including program development for the ACEP Undergraduate Summer Internship, Teaching Through Technology (T3) program and rural workforce development. With a local to global focus, these activities promote regional innovation and de-siloed energy initiatives across Alaska’s rural communities, statewide partnerships and international collaborations in the circumpolar North and Pacific Rim.

Klein brings with her a breadth of experience in secondary science education, including as a Title 1 public school science teacher in Hawai’i and California, and as an Upward Bound and T3 instructor in Chevak, Wrangell, Nikiski and Seward, Alaska.

She has also worked as education consultant and curriculum designer for schools in Alaska, Hawai’i, Colorado and Washington, and she worked on a culturally responsive science practices project in Uganda as a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Research Program participant.

Klein learned about ACEP and Upward Bound while researching resources to design a renewable energy fish camp summer program for the Yupiit School District. She joined ACEP in fall 2021 as an Alaska fellow and is happy to continue at ACEP in this new role.

“Everyone is so kind, passionate about what they do and willing to connect new colleagues into community,” she said.

With degrees in English, chemistry and education, Klein enjoys writing short stories, nonfiction essays and poetic prose. She is passionate about foster care and helping foster youth as a court-appointed special advocate. Outside of work, you can find her playing soccer, serving at her church, quilting and baking.

Klein recently moved to Anchorage and will work in collaboration with the Institute of Social and Economic Research at University of Alaska Anchorage and the ACEP Anchorage office.


Annalise Klein is the program architect at ACEP. Photo courtesy of Annalise Klein.