Demonstrating how to plant Koa trees with Volunteers on Mauna Kea.
I find great satisfaction in making a difference in our community through community-based projects and outreach events that promote public education on environmental and cultural issues, such as the protection, preservation, and restoration of the unique natural and cultural heritage of the Hawaiian Islands and islands across the Pacific.
My Current Positions
Currently, I am a Forest Restoration Technician and data Manager with Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project, a Research Assistant at Florida Statu University and USDA Forest Service, volunteering and serving as Vice President and on the Board of Directors for Micronesians United Big Island, a local Community Non-Profit Organization, and a Graduate Student of Heritage Management at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Standing with Beautiful Palaun Ladies at Celebrating Micronesia Festival
Designs and Create Edible Garden Beds
Looker Studio Dashboard
My Skills and Interests
I consider myself an avid home gardener, and I enjoy creating edible and culturally useful urban landscapes. I love the outdoors and feeling a sense of place. I enjoy fishing, paddling, hiking, basketball, and spending quality time with my family. I am comfortable and confident with public speaking, passionate about environmental and cultural issues, and enjoy interacting with people from all walks of life in community-based projects and outreach events.
I am familiar with IBM and Apple computer platforms and am competent in Microsoft Office programs. I enjoy creating mobile apps, maps, and useful dashboards utilizing google online products such as Apps Sheets, Google Sheets, and Looker Studio, as well as ArcGIS and GIS online platforms for streamlining data collection and visualizing and analyzing. I am a critical thinker, and I welcome new challenges as learning opportunities.