E Komo Mai, Welcome

PhD Candidate | University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa | Botany Department | Limu Lab

Research Assistant | Water Resource Research Center | University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization

MS Marine Botany | Ecology, Evolution and Conservation specialization

Curriculum Vitae

My research focuses on macroalgal physiology and ecology, and the ecohydrology of submarine groundwater discharge influenced reefs. My work also spans the social ecological systems and biocultural values of groundwater dependent ecosystems and nearshore reefs, and the co-revitalization of Indigenous knowl- edge and ecology. I strive for excellence in developing reciprocal knowledge sharing relationships with community stakeholders, and in teaching and learning about natural sciences and social ecological systems at all levels. Through my dedication to marine science I work to facilitate spaces for and mentor diverse students, especially Indigenous, underrepresented and neurodiverse students, to build confidence, scientific skill sets and effective communication. I am dedicated to contributing to marine science, mentorship of a diverse and ethical next generation of marine scientists, and creating knowledge sharing networks for better stewardship and conservation of not only coastal marine systems, but the interconnected whole-island and Pacific biomes throughout Oceania.