Faces of Kodiak College
Cheryl Wilga earned an AA in Biology from Kodiak College in 1990. Her favorite professors
at Kodiak College were Dr. Gilbert Bane from Biological Sciences and Dr. Gary Stevens
of the History and Humanities Department.
After completing her studies at Kodiak College, Cheryl attended the University of
South Florida and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree and later a Ph.D in Biological
Sciences. Next, she was had a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology at the University of California, Irvine and, a second Postdoctoral Fellowship
in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Currently, Cheryl is the Associate Dean of Math, Natural Science and Social Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Research Associate for the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University.
She encourages college students to get involved in research or experiential learning activities -- the more experiences you have, the better prepared you will be for future careers.