Sunny Rice

Program Leader / Marine Advisory Agent, Petersburg

(907) 772-3381

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Sunny Rice


  • Commercial fisheries
  • Marine mammal and fishery interactions
  • Rural development
  • Fisheries business


  • I have worked in the Petersburg MAP office since 1998, and as the MAP agent there since 2004. Prior to that, I worked as a port sampler for ADF&G and in the public library and high school. I began my career in Alaska as a fish processor in Valdez in 1990


  • B.A. English, Oberlin College
  • Master's of Public Administration, University of Alaska Southeast, 2004

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What I like about Alaska

Its incredible natural beauty, small-town feel, relaxed and independent attitude, and SALMON!

Why I love my job

I like working for the public. Extension agents have a unique position in that we can respond directly to public needs. If someone has a question or problem, we can find a way to help solve it. I also like acting as an intermediary between other government agencies and their constituents—helping forge the connection between people and their government. That's an important part of making democracy work.