Izetta Chambers grew up in the small rural village of Naknek, Alaska. She went to the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree in Business Management. Upon completion of her degree, she returned to her hometown and worked as the first female manager of the native village corporation, Paug-Vik, Inc., Ltd. In late 2003 she left Paug-Vik to work for the Lake & Peninsula Business Development Center, a non-profit agency devoted to economic development in the Southwest Alaska region, until leaving in 2005 to pursue her legal education. In 2008, Izetta graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with her juris doctorate. In 2009 she accepted a position with the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program (MAP), as a MAP Agent in Dillingham, Alaska, in her home region of Bristol Bay. Izetta writes a weekly column for the Bristol Bay Times, and maintains several blogs on areas of interest to her, including: marine policy and regulations, seafood management, marketing, sustainability, and business development. Izetta can be reached at [email protected].