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Rose Dunleavy


Alaska’s First Lady Rose Dunleavy is Inupiaq from the Kobuk River Valley village of Noorvik, where she grew up. The First Lady has worked for more than 20 years in the airline industry, starting out as an employee of Mark Air in rural Alaska and currently working for Alaska Airlines.

Together, she and Governor Michael Dunleavy have three daughters who were raised in both rural and urban Alaska; Maggie, Catherine, and Ceil. The family has been living in Wasilla since 2004.

The First Lady enjoys reading, sewing and spending time together as a family doing a wide variety of outdoor Alaskan activities. Both she and her husband are active members of their Catholic Church community.