Jacqui Lambert was born and raised in the Northwest Arctic region of Alaska in a town called Kotzebue. She is an Inupiaq Eskimo dedicated to keeping her culture alive. Jacqui was the Inupiaraaq Language Nest assistant for the Native Village of Kotzebue. She was also a freelance writer for The Arctic Sounder. Jacqui has owned a small multi-media communications business, EsquiMedia that aims to genuinely represent her home region and culture.