About us - photomgr

University Relations photographers Zayn Roohi and JR Ancheta pose for a portrait with all of their cameras.

JR Ancheta

Chief photographer


JR Ancheta is a 2015 graduate of UAF with a degree in foreign languages and a minor in journalism. He began as assistant photographer for University Relations in 2012 and moved to full-time work in spring 2016, when the chief photographer retired. From December 2011 to January 2012, Ancheta embedded with soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Afghanistan as a photojournalist. Ancheta enjoys digital and analog photography. His work has been published in the Anchorage Daily News, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the UAF Sun Star and the UAF Aurora magazine. Ancheta was born in Laoag City, Philippines, and raised in Sitka.


Zayn Roohi

Student photographer

Zayn Roohi is a mechanical engineering student at UAF and assistant photographer/videographer for University Relations. As part-owner of the Alaska-based marketing and film production firm Bizzay, Roohi recently finished work on "Chance," an independent feature film about homelessness in Alaska. Roohi was born in Nebraska and lived in Atlanta before moving to Anchorage.


UAF University Relations


As UAF's lead communications team, we reach out to all audiences through strategic marketing, internal and external communications, and building positive relationships with our many constituents.

We strive to help the university achieve its mission of teaching, research and service with a solid brand, consistent creative execution and one clear message: We are Naturally Inspiring. We are the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Visit UAF University Relations for more information. 


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