She is a former Yup’ik teacher, bilingual coordinator, and a State of Alaska recognized bilingual educator. She has been involved in education for over 30 years and a life-long learner of traditional Yup’ik stories as well as other cultural activities. In addition, she has extensive experience working with Yup’ik elders from collecting, recording, transcribing and translating traditional Yup’ik stories to retelling stories for publication. In professional development settings, she shares the cultural practice of storyknifing and dance, and connects aspects of these cultural activities to foundational mathematical concepts. In conclusion, Evelyn also is a co-author for some of the modules in the Math in a Cultural Context series.