"Dolly" Garza is a full-time Professor for the University of
Alaska Marine Advisory Program. She has worked in Kotzebue and Sitka
and now works in Ketchikan as a Marine Advisory agent, interfacing
European science with Alaska's marine resource users in the areas
of subsistence management, marine mammal management and marine safety.
She has also been employed by the Tanana Chief's Conference to travel
the Yukon River working with area fishermen to improve salmon marketing.
Dr. Garza is a subsistence harvester, is familiar with the consumptive
and artistic uses of many resources statewide and is able to use
both her academic knowledge with her cultural skills and values.
She is of Haida heritage.
Dr. Garza has her B.S. in Fisheries Science from
the University of Alaska Fairbanks, her M.S. in Fisheries from the
University of Washington, and her Ph.D. in Marine Policy from the
University of Delaware.
She serves as the Chair of the Board of Commissioner's
of the Alaska Native Science Commission, and on the board's of the
Alaska Sea Otter and Stellar Sea Lion Commission, the Sitka Marine
Mammal Commission, the Alaska Marine Safety Committee and is a member
of the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society.