Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi announces new field technician, a UH Hilo grad

Brandon Kekoa Gurat received his bachelor of science in environmental science from UH Hilo, now works at Nature Conservancy.

Brandon with backpack in ohia forest, flashing the double shaka.
Environmental scientist Brandon Kekoa Gurat.

The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi recently welcomed new Maui field technician, Brandon Kekoa Gurat, to a coveted job at the world’s leading conservation organization.

Gurat received his bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and participated in several internships through the Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) where he interned with the Mauna Kea Watershed Alliance and with the Nature Conservancy Maui program.

“I like to hang out with my two nephews and instill in them what was taught to me at an early age, which is mālama (to care for), kuleana (responsibility), haʻahaʻa (to be humble), and aloha (to give compassion and love to people and the land),” says Gurat. “I enjoy educating our keiki and know that they can be the future pioneers of conservation in Hawaiʻi.”

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