Who I Am
My interests include sociolinguistics (patterns
of language use, language revitalization) and language learning,
data evaluation - understanding and explaining phenomena through
quantitative and qualitative data, and cultural and educational
programming for youth.
As someone who has worked in various youth
program formats over the past decade, I have experience in
program design and implementation, grant writing and grant
budgeting, activity design and redesign, and direct work with
youth. My interest in youth programs is related to my own
experience of learning outside of the school environment and
observing the importance of having supplementary programs/activities
to help students grow and reach their own goals.
In addition, I have evaluated quantitative
data on indigenous language use in Ireland and am familiar
with language planning and secondary language learning.
Take Wing Alaska program manager
RAHI dorm director
RurAL CAP's Resource Basket Training for
Effective Tribal Youth Programs Training
New Pathways | Alaska, Emc Arts
Alaska CAN: 2015 Postsecondary Access and
Foraker's Catalyst for Non-Profit Excellence
Nathanael O'Connor, B.A.
UAF- B.A. Philosophy, minor in Linguistics;
focus of my senior honors thesis was analyzing language change
in the Irish Gaeltacht of Galway County
National University of Ireland, Galway
- International Summer school; Irish Language program &
Language, Culture and Traditions of Ireland program