AlexAnna Salmon was raised in the Village of Igiugig, and is Yup'ik and Aleut. She is the granddaughter of John and Mary Olympic, and the second oldest of Dan and Julia Salmon. She has a dual Bachelor’s degree in Native American Studies and Anthropology from Dartmouth College and currently works for the Igiugig Tribal Village Council as President and Project Director for an ANA language preservation and maintenance grant. She also serves as a member of the Igiugig Native Corporation board, a Commissioner on the Lake and Peninsula Borough Planning Commission, and helps to manage several local businesses. She is raising six children in Igiugig, and loves putting up fish, doing cultural activities with elders and youth, and traveling the world.