Lise Falskow, President and CEO

Lise Falskow was born and raised in Alaska and holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from Claremont McKenna College. She worked as a CPA in Seattle, Washington and Zurich, Switzerland. She then helped establish a Financial Analyst Group for the Energy Division of a major oil company in Oslo, Norway. As a dual Norwegian and US Citizen, her interest in world cultures has taken her to many exciting places, including her return to Anchorage, Alaska where she is the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consul for Alaska. Lise has a passion for sports, music (including playing the piano), and participating in Ironman Triathlon Competitions.

Are you interested in joining our Board, becoming a sponsor, or speaking at AKWorld? Contact Lise!

Rachel Williams, Program Director

Rachel Williams recently moved to Alaska to be closer to the mountains (and to one day soon – climb Denali!). Rachel  graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Public Policy Analysis, Global Health and Epidemiology, and International Relations. Rachel comes to AKWorld a various non-profit experience, previously working in child welfare and advocacy, refugee resettlement, immigration, and clean water legislature. Rachel is responsible for all things program related, and is also head of marketing, branding, and website design. 

Have a question about our program line-up? See all the partner logos for WorldMatters and want to know how you too can join the movement? Interested in our special events, like World Wiz or Globalization in Your Wine Glass? Want to learn more about how you can get more involved with AKWorld? Have a question about ANYTHING AKWorld related? Rachel would be happy help you!

Linda Shepherd, Development Director

Are you interested in membership, or would like to make a donation? Linda can help you!




Robin Spaulding, Office Assistant

Robin Spaulding started helping the Alaska World Affairs Council last year as a volunteer and we are happy that she is now a part of our team for the upcoming season! Robin is a born and raised Alaskan, she grew up in the small quirky tourist town of Talkeetna, located at the base of Denali. She is currently a junior at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, double majoring in International Studies and Political Science and double minoring in History and French.

Have a question about program registration? Robin will be glad to help you!

Reagan Walker, Office Intern

Reagan Walker has lived in Alaska for the past three years and is currently a high school senior at Eagle River High School. She is working with the Alaska World Affairs Council as part of the ASD Gifted Mentorship Program to learn more about international affairs and relations, as well as the work that is involved in running a non-profit. Reagan’s interests include reading, traveling, and foreign language, and in the future hopes to make an impact in both her community and beyond