Dustin was born in Alaska and raised in Nome, with family roots going back to the village of Wales. He found his passion for sustainable energy at Stanford University, where he earned a B.S. in Earth Systems in 2004. He has been contributing his skills in data analysis, energy modeling, programming and economic evaluation with CCHRC since 2012 to help reduce energy costs and improve long-term sustainability in Alaska. Before coming to CCHRC he earned a master’s degree in teaching, taught science to Alaska Native students through Cook Inlet Tribal Council, traveled and lived abroad, and was adjunct faculty at the University of Alaska Anchorage. When he’s not analyzing data, you might find him dancing Argentine Tango, skate skiing, or rock climbing.