About this Project

Anchorage Founders Project was created and produced by Shayne Nuesca for Professor Elizabeth Arnold's journalism capstone course at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Shayne was born in the Philippines and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. This project is a tribute to her hometown and the people who are building the city.


The data presented in this project was contributed by the Mayor's Office and New American Economy. This project would not have been possible without help from the Mayor's Office, Anchorage community, and all of the entrepreneurs who shared their stories. Thank you.