The South Central Alaska AHEC Team would like to recognize Rebecca Khang for her wonderful contributions to our Contact Tracing Program at the APCA. Working alongside a small team of contact tracers, Rebecca is helping in Alaska’s fight against COVID-19 and additionally helping to educate community members about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rebecca became a long time resident after moving to Alaska in 2003. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences at University of Alaska Anchorage and plans to graduate in May 2022. She is an AHEC scholar and loves taking the opportunity to learn more about ongoing health issues and improving her own cultural competency. Upon graduation, she would like to gain acceptance into the MEDEX program at UAA. Rebecca has always wanted to pursue a career in the medical field and she aspires to become a Physician Assistant to serve Alaskan communities.

In regards to her current work as a contact tracer, she says it has been rewarding to work alongside nurses and assist the public in preventing the spread of Covid-19. To obtain her clinical hours for the master’s program, she will sadly be leaving APCA in May 2021 and start work as a Patient Care Technician at Regional Hospital. She also works as a Medical Technician part-time in the Alaska Air Force National Guard. She lives in Anchorage with her husband, three-year-old daughter, brother, and his pet Husky named Happy. They love to fish during the summers and explore new places in Alaska.