Cathy Brooks is a teacher with an advocate spirit. Always cheering for the underdog, her life has taken her on adventures she could have never imagined as a farm kid in Pennsylvania. When Cathy ventured up the Alcan with her dog in 1992, she remembers crossing the border into Alaska and having the overwhelming sense she was home. She never turned back. Cathy has a diverse vita, having done administrative work, freelanced, trained sled dogs, ran tours, owned a business – and managed the Festival of Native Arts. She continues to teach and research at the university and dabble in writing in her spare time.