SHAREHOLDER SPOTLIGHT – Meet Three of the Ahtna 2018 Interns

Published July 2018

Ahtna’s Shareholder Development department was created to assist shareholder-owners in preparing for rewarding careers. One of those pathways to success is through the Ahtna Internshop Program. “The primary goal of Ahtna’s Shareholder Development program is to maximize shareholder potential by providing development opportunities and engaging shareholders as they pursue career and life goals. We work closely with shareholders so that they are better prepared and qualified for opportunities.” For more information on the Ahtna Intern Program contact Ahtna Shareholder Development, shdevelopment@ahtna.net or call (907) 868-8221

Casey Ray Leonard, Ahtna Global Intern

What are your parents’ and grandparents’ names?
My parents are Samantha and William Leonard. My maternal grandmother is Dorothy Mujica and my paternal grandparents are Katherine and William Leonard.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and still live there currently.

Where are you going to school and what is your major?
I will be attending UAA in the fall of 2018 as a freshman. My major is Athletic Training (Physical Therapy)

Why did you choose your major?
I chose physical therapy because I’m interested in the medical filed through an anatomy and physiology class I took in high school.

What made you want to intern with Ahtna and what excites you about the internship?
My mom told me about the Ahtna internship and how much Ahtna is willing to help me through career opportunities. I also thought it would be interesting to learn more about Ahtna.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy playing soccer with my high school team.

Jasznia Iman Marshall, Ahtna Support & Training Services Intern

What are your parents’ and grandparents’ names?
My mother’s name is Michelle Marshall and my grandmother is Norma Marshall.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and live in Durango, Colorado for school and continue to visit Alaska.

Where are you going to school and what is your major?
I am currently going into my third year of college as a writing major at Fort Lewis College.

Why did you choose your major?
I chose my major because I have a passion for writing and films, so I want to work forward towards being a screenwriter. I think representation of diversity is important to have in today’s media which is why I want to write films from a minority’s perspective.

What made you want to intern with Ahtna and what excites you about the internship?
I wanted to intern with Ahtna so I could be introduced to a new realm of knowledge and learn what my corporation does. The internship excites me because I get some experience of what it is like to work in a business setting before I go out into my job field after I finish school.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
In my free time I like to grab some coffee and write, read, go outdoors, and go to the movies.

Rodney Lengele, AEI, AES, & AGL (Business Development) and Ahtna, Inc. (Communications) Departments & Delta Clearwater Remediation Project, Delta Junction, Alaska Intern

What are your parents’ and grandparents’ names?
My Grandparents on my mother’s side are Warren Hamilton and Rose Hamilton. My Great Grandmother on my mother’s side is Delia Finnesand. My father is Rodney Lengele Sr. and my mother is Bobbie Hamilton.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and that’s where I live now.

What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next five years?
I want to finish my degree in marketing/ graphic design and be a part of the Ahtna marketing/media team.

What motivates you?
I have a strong desire to learn and improve my skills as a graphic artist and photographer.

What made you want to intern with Ahtna and what excites you about the internship?
I wanted to intern with Ahtna to because I am interested in furthering my career in marketing. Learning from experts is this field is a unique opportunity to further my knowledge. It’s exciting to see the development of my design skills improve.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy traveling, taking photos and making videos.