Shawna Puustinen is a teacher at Riverbend Elementary School in Juneau. She was born and raised in Juneau, but spent summers at fish camp on the Chilkoot River. Mrs. Puustinen attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she received a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Psychology. After moving home to Juneau, she returned to school and completed the Master’s in the Art of Teaching program at the University of Alaska Southeast, as part of the P.I.T.A.A.S program. She enjoys spending time with her large extended family, mountain biking and practicing martial arts.