Joan was a Program Manager for the Alaska Regional Office. Since 1997, she has worked on topics in nearly every park in Alaska helping to ensure that wildlife is protected, visitor experience is enhanced and environmental laws are upheld.
Joan Frankevich grew up visiting many of our nation’s great national parks and is delighted to work protecting the 54 million outstanding acres of national park lands in Alaska. In 2014, she biked 300 miles from New York City to Washington, D.C., with Climate Ride, to raise awareness of the many changes Alaska’s national parks are experiencing from climate change.
Prior to joining NPCA Joan worked as a park ranger in Denali and Sequoia National Parks, a naturalist for the Chugach and Tongass National Forests in Alaska, science museums in Anchorage and California, and in Alaska tourism. Joan has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado and has done graduate work in Natural Resource Management at the University of Idaho.