2019 Ahtna Special Forces: An Update from Tvetene Carlson

Published January 2020

Tvetene stands in front of the University clocktower.

Tvetene stands in front of the University clocktower.

Tvetene Carlson is attending graduate school at UC Berkeley and took a few minutes away from his busy schedule to update us on his experience moving to California and starting a new school.

My school year has been going well. Moving to California was for the most part uneventful, thank goodness, and my roommates are fantastic. It was a rough adjustment relearning how to take classes, but I’m getting into the groove of things and have learned quite a bit of chemistry and biology in particular this semester. The students and faculty here have all been incredibly welcoming and it’s been a blast exploring the Bay Area with them. The big question I have hanging over me right now is what I want to do research on for the next few years, but I have time to decide on that.