Alaska Senator Löki Gale Tobin (D)
Energy & Environment Innovation Fellow
Born and raised in Nome, Alaska, Löki (she/her – pronounced Lew-key) is a graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage and holds a master’s degree in rural development from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Peace Corps Master’s International Program, having served as a Youth Development Volunteer in Azerbaijan. Currently, she’s a PhD student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks; with her areas of research including culturally responsive education, educator diversity, and indigenizing education systems. Löki served her community by working in marketing and communications for Alaskan nonprofits as well as a certified nonprofit fundraiser. In 2019, Löki joined the office of Alaska State Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich as Policy Director. In 2022, Löki was elected to the Alaska State Senate where she currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Education Committee. She also sits on Alaska Senate Committees for transportation, judiciary, health and social services, and legislative ethics. Löki is the Board Secretary for the Pride Foundation, an regional LGBTQIA+ community foundation, sits on the Board of Directors for the Anchorage Concert Association, and is a member of several national legislative policy committees. She cares deeply about her home state and doing good in the world. Löki is an avid bicycle commuter (even in the winter), co-hosts a podcast about Alaska politics, and loves to preserve her spouse’s harvest.
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