Hi, my name is Marlene M. Adams. I am Inupiaq, born in Kotzebue and raised in Fairbanks and Kenai, Alaska. My family relations span across the North with many residing out of state. I have one adult child who I raised as a single Mom, and she now resides in Anchorage. When asked about why I love prevention, I say it started when I gave birth to my child because I wanted a different world for her that included education around healthy choices, breaking the cycle, and advocating for herself.