Jessica Saniguq Ullrich, PhD, MSW


Assistant Professor

Dr. Jessica Saniguq Ullrich is an Assistant Professor at IREACH. She is originally from Kiŋigin – Native Village of Wales, and a Tribal Citizen of Nome Eskimo Community. Dr. Ullrich earned her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Gonzaga University, MSW from University of Alaska Anchorage, and PhD in Social Welfare from University of Washington. Her projects include connectedness curriculum development with her Tribe to provide prevention and wellbeing services, digital storytelling with Alaska Native Youth to learn about community protective factors, and photovoice with rural communities to understand energy efficiency and environmental wellbeing. Dr. Ullrich loves storytelling, knowledge sharing, relational healing and supporting collective wellbeing. She is doing everything she can to share what she is learning about the interrelated wellbeing of a person, family, community, Earth, and Spirit to assist with multiple levels of positive change. Dr. Ullrich’s favorite thing to do is get out in nature, especially by the ocean and in the mountains. Traveling and exploring the beauty of the earth is a passion of hers, and she also loves spending time with her teenage children, playing games, and laughing with her partner. These connections bring her life joy.

Jessica Saniquq Ullrich