current research

• Studying the impacts of removing non-native predators from fragmented native forest habitat
• Implementing place-based learning and citizen science in our education systems as a tool for studying climate change
• Developing a program for K-12 education that teaches the cultural and environmental significances of ohia (Metrosideros polymorpha), and promotes the use of ohia in urban forestry
• Integrating multiple knowledge systems in research, conservation, natural resource management, and environmental education
• Exploring the use of dendrochronology in Hawaiian forests to study growth habits, stand history, and past climate variability


  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science M.S. 2012
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Environmental Science B.S. 2008