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

To communicate the significance of a single limu (macroalgae) as part of a functioning whole, my academic works focus on ecohydrology, algal physiology, and biocultural systems. Through dedication to marine botany and expression of my worldview I work to facilitate spaces for and mentor diverse students, especially Indigenous, underrepresented and neurodiverse students, to build confidence and scientific skill sets and to effectively communicate their unique science priorities and perspectives to the world. In building marine science knowledge and mentorship, I ultimately work to create knowledge sharing networks and exchanges throughout Oceania, so that we may approach our shared challenges as island communities with the best tools, information and knowledge experts possible.