About Jen

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Harvard University. My dissertation explores the development of political institutions in rural Alaska and the effects of those institutions on the current climate crisis facing Alaska Native communities.

I am a born and raised Alaskan, but now call sunny Santa Rosa, California home, where I work as the Associate Director of Research Compliance for the TrueNorth Health Center. I also create spaces and opportunities for the individuals going through TrueNorth’s program to explore the psychological and emotional components of their experience through workshops and discussion groups. My work in this realm follows an approach informed by core insights from evolutionary psychology.

I am also available for personal consultations. You are welcome to email me at jennifer.howk at gmail.

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