I was born and raised on the island of Oahu and since a very young age I wanted to learn about the ocean. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where I majored in biology. During my senior year of college I studied abroad with the School for Field Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands where it was cemented in my mind that I wanted to go into the field of marine conservation. Upon graduation, I returned home and worked at as a lab tech at UH.
I love being out in the ocean doing things like SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing or just relaxing on the beach. I also enjoy playing music on the ukulele or guitar.
I feel very lucky to have been chosen for the fellowship program and will do my best to live up to the legacy that the past fellows have left me. I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity to learn and grow during my time here at The Nature Conservancy and would like to thank all who make it possible. Mahalo nui loa.