Citizenship is something that most of us take for granted, but not Anden Owens. On January 24, 2020, Anden was sworn in as a U.S. Citizen. Anden moved to the United States from his home country of Jamaica in 2016 and applied for citizenship in 2018. “I had to go through many interviews,” Anden recalls. “In all, it took me one year and four months to finalize everything.”
Looking back, Anden says, “It’s been a journey.” As he went on, though, he definitely felt the journey was well worth the effort. “Being a citizen of the United States is really a privilege and an honor. A lot of folks dream of being where I’m at or would love this opportunity that I have been given. It is an amazing feeling which words can’t describe.”
Anden has worked for Chugach Alaska Corporation for three years—first with Chugach Government Solutions and now with Chugach Alaska Services. He has done great work for the company in these various business lines. We’re proud to call him an employee, and we would definitely like to be amongst the first to congratulate him on attaining U.S. citizenship.