Dustin was born in Alaska and raised in Nome, with family roots going back to the village of Wales. He found his passion for sustainable energy at Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Earth Systems in 2004. He is excited to be working with CCHRC to help reduce energy costs and improve long-term sustainability in Alaska through data-driven policies and innovative design and technology. Before coming to CCHRC he earned a master’s degree in teaching, taught science to Alaska Native students through Cook Inlet Tribal Council, traveled and lived abroad, and was adjunct faculty at University of Alaska Anchorage. When he’s not analyzing data, you might find him trail running, dancing Argentine Tango, or harvesting wild foods.