Raychelle Aluaq Daniel

Raychelle Aluaq Daniel
Protecting Life in the Arctic - U.S.
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Raychelle Aluaq Daniel is an officer with Pew’s protecting life in the U.S. Arctic project, focusing on conserving marine life and environmentally sensitive areas in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast. 

Daniel, who is based in Washington, D.C., grew up in the Yup’ik village of Tuntutuliak at the mouth of the Kuskokwim River on the Bering Sea in Alaska. Before joining Pew, she worked on issues that included bridging Indigenous knowledge and science in decision-making; advancing the coproduction of knowledge that equitably brings together Western and Indigenous worldviews; identifying policy priorities from an Indigenous perspective; and addressing the effects of anthropogenic marine activities, such as Arctic shipping.  

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master of Science degree in zoology from the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre.