Staff

University of Alaska Fairbanks
PO Box 750205
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6640

Email: editor@uafsunstar.com

Phone: (907) 474-7540

Ben Ellis
Editor-in-chief
Major: Biological sciences
Standing: Junior
Born and raised in Colorado, Ben moved away as soon as they possibly could, living in Wasilla for a few more years before finally settling down in Fairbanks. They plan on getting their degree in biological sciences, and then to move on to a postgrad degree in biomedical engineering outside of the states, before settling down in Ireland. For fun they enjoy fencing, listening to music way too loudly, and playing games with their friends.

Hansae Som
Multimedia Editor
Major: Wildlife Biology and Conservation
Standing: Senior
Originally from South Korea, Hansae has been committed to understanding the relationship between humans and nature. He believes in a world where no innocent plants and animals perish, a planet on which all walks of life flourish in harmony. Hansae lived and worked in Canada, Germany, and S. Korea as an environmental advocate and social activist. Traveling, photography and aimlessly walking in the woods are his favorite pastimes.

Shia Diefotze
Web Editor
Major: Psychology
Standing: Junior
Shia was born in New York, but is well traveled due to growing up in a military environment. She has lived in Germany, Kansas, South Korea, Alaska, New York and Georgia. Shia decided to settle down in Fairbanks shortly after graduating highschool in Seoul, South Korea. This is where she resides with her family of three and actively participates on campus as a writer, artist, student and activist. Her hobbies include writing, photography, graphic design, metalsmithing, music production, biking and working with animals.

Your name could be here!  The Sun Star is currently hiring for the 2018-2019 academic year.  If you’re interested in freelancing, you can email us at editor@uafsunstar.com.  You can also apply to join our editorial staff HERE.