Alaska – Nyche Andrew

Nyche Andrew




Anchorage, Alaska
Yale University

Nyché “Skavaq Sivulliuqti” Andrew is Yup’ik and Inupiaq Alaska Native, from Anchorage, Alaska. Nyché helped create a policy that would allow students to wear their cultural regalia during high school graduation ceremonies by gaining support from organizations, legislatures, villages, and people and her testimony to the Anchorage School Board. She championed a policy extension to honor more aspects of traditional regalia. In her first year of college, Nyché continued to help with expanding the policy for high school students still in the district that was fully resolved in the Spring of 2022.

As a student at Yale University, Nyché is studying Political Science with a certificate in Education Studies. She is a senator for the Yale College Council, a member of the Native and Indigenous Student Association at Yale, a research assistant within the Yale School of Medicine Department of psychiatry, and is hired with the Yale Native American Cultural Center.