Alisha S. Drabek received her B.A. in English - American Literature in 1994, and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 1996, both from the University of Arizona. She earned her doctorate in Indigenous Studies - Education and Pedagogy from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2012. Also known as Agisaq ("Lookout") or Englartaq ("Laugher"), Alisha has studied Alutiiq for over 10 years and has attained advanced fluency.