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Francisco Acoba

Francisco Acoba

Francisco "Fran" Acoba grew up in Kalihi and attended the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where he earned an MA in English (literary studies) that concluded with a project about…

Ulla Hasager

Ulla Hasager

Ulla Hasager, PhD in Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Director of Civic Engagement for the College of Social Sciences at UHM, working out of the innovative ACCESS department, which combines…

Tara M. Owens

Tara M. Owens

Tara Owens is a Coastal Hazards Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, and a liaison to Maui County. Partnered with Maui County’s Planning Department, Tara’s role…

Scott E. Schimmel

Scott E. Schimmel

I am an award winning documentary filmmaker, environmental scientist and educator. My films have explored topics such as the fight against poverty and hunger in North Carolina, the challenges of…

Robert Franco

Robert Franco

Dr. Franco is an ecological and demographic anthropologist whose research focuses on contemporary Hawaiian, Samoan, and Pacific Islander sociocultural issues. As Director of the Office for Institutional Effectiveness, he supervises…

Rachel Novotny

Rachel Novotny

Dr. Novotny trained in maternal child health, nutrition, epidemiology, anthropology and environmental biology. She has published more than 140 scientific papers related to maternal, infant and child nutrition and health…

Patricia Fifita

Patricia Fifita

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management (NREM) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). My background spans medical and environmental…

Natalie Wahl

Natalie Wahl

Natalie Wahl is the Instruction Librarian at Leeward CC, chair of the campus sustainability committee, and advisor to the student sustainability club. She has collaborated across campus on projects, including…

Nalani Minton

Nalani Minton

Nalani Minton, Asst Professor at the UHSONDH at Manoa, is the first Native Hawaiian ever tenured at that school. As Director of ‘IKE AO PONO and the NH Health Initiative,…

Melissa Price

Melissa Price

To conserve fragile ecosystems, we must understand the ecology and connectivity of individual species. Projects in the Price lab examine pieces of the puzzle, such as genetic connectivity, habitat use,…

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