Aliette Frank has conducted international studies on sustainability issues ranging from endangered primate conservation to glacier change to internally displaced persons and refugees to scientific and traditional knowledge systems for community planning. Selected publications: The New York Times, National Geographic News, National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic World, Bloomsbury Review, National Wildlife, World Wildlife Fund, and Nature Conservancy. Some of my natural science illustrations are on display at Primary Children's Medical Center (UT), Dana Biomedical Library (NH), and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (NH).
First certified as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 1996, Aliette Frank has been on the Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team, a member of National Ski Patrol, and Field Staff for the Juneau Icefield Research Program. she holds the All-Time Women’s Record (established 1999) for Dartmouth College’s annual Mt. Moosilauke Time Trial.
In her most recent role as Lead Faculty for The Evergreen State College’s Alaska Wrangell Mountains Field Studies (AWMFS), she coordinated, marketed, administered and delivered a 16-credit (including upper-division science) backpacking program. Duties included creating the website and promotional materials; delivering recruiting presentations across the country; recruiting, hiring and supervising 20 faculty and staff; enrolling students and interfacing with the college; delivering pre-trip orientations; scheduling guest speakers; coordinating with the National Park Service; arranging air drops; obtaining backcountry use permits; designing a welcome package; seeking prodeals and organizing student gear; paying instructors; developing safety protocols; writing the syllabus; managing multiple budgets, and being in charge of all program evaluation and assessment. One outcome of AWMFS was the start of a National Park Service internship for college students in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Currently, she is training to instruct students in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and pitching a Safety and Leadership Training program for academic field program faculty, students, and staff.