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StasIASC is proud to announce that  Dr. Stanislav (Stas) Ksenofontov will be joining the IASC team as IASC Fellowship Coordinator. In this role, Stas will be leading the many tasks necessary to support and continue the success of the IASC Fellowship Program. The IASC Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for early career scientists to become involved in leading-edge scientific activities at a circumarctic and international level, to build an international network, and also to develop management skills. The Fellowship Coordinator is responsible for leading recruitment, organization, community-building, and mentorship for the IASC Fellows. 

Dr. Stanislav (Stas) Ksenofontov is an IASC fellow (SHWG 2018) and an indigenous social scientist from the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. He earned his Ph.D. on "vulnerability of social-ecological systems of Arctic Yakutia in the context of global change" from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Besides, Dr. Ksenofontov's research interests span across sustainability of indigenous communities, indigenous knowledge, Russian megaprojects, and Asian interests in the Arctic. Currently, he is a postdoc scholar at the ARCTICenter, University of Northern Iowa, USA. 

IASC would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank outgoing Fellowship Coordinator Alevtina Evgrafova of the at the University of Bern, Switzerland for her enthusiastic and impactful service in the role. Best wishes on your next endeavors, Alevtina!

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