Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins represents Sitka and rural Southeast Alaska in the Alaska House of Representatives. He is the youngest member of the Alaska Legislature, and was elected in November 2012 at the age of twenty-three. Jonathan was born and raised in Sitka, graduated from Sitka High School, and is deeply invested in Sitka and Southeast. While in college at Yale, he started two programs in Sitka. The first, Bulldogs on Baranof, brings college students from the Lower 48 to Sitka to work for local nonprofits and organizations. So far, over 50 students, mostly from Yale, have spent a summer in Sitka. The second, the Sitka Fellows Program, is a multidisciplinary residency on the Sheldon Jackson Campus. It brings together top American talent under the age of 30 across all fields and disciplines to spend seven weeks in Sitka working on projects that will change the world, in ways big, small, or subtle. Jonathan is a musician and has performed as symphonic soloist on his cello and also toured as a chamber musician on both cello and double bass. Prior to the legislature, he worked as a substitute teacher, a deckhand on a troller, and did public policy work, and served as interim manager of Sitka's recycling program.