The budding scholar says her return to academic study was brought on by an intense desire to grow and push herself intellectually. Her academic journey as an English major at UH Hilo is giving her that chance.
The three students—Emily Burkhart, Alexander Coley, and Kiaria Zoi Nakamura, all graduating this spring—presented their research on Cli-Fi and Shakespeare.
For Associate Professor of Nursing Ayers-Kawakami, a UH Hilo alumna who grew up in Hilo, giving back to her home community is a massive part of her motivation to teach future nurses.
Professor of Education Diane Barrett, who teaches university students how to be K-12 teachers, is committed to overcoming hurdles faced during online classes.
Associate Professor Grabowski sees the inconveniences and discomforts of online learning as an opportunity for future conservation biologists to train for global teleconferencing and collaboration.
Assistant Prof. Fa‘anunu challenges her students to reimagine the conventional mass tourism industry in favor of alternative, more regenerative models centered around agritourism and indigenous tourism.
Guided by her commitment to “ʻaʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi,” a Hawaiian phrase meaning “one learns from many sources,” which also happens to be a part of UH Hilo’s mission statement, Prof. Ramos carries on a tradition of community-engaged teaching in her online classes this semester
“I treat the students like family and each time they make progress, I feel like a proud parent,” says biologist Li Tao about the transition to online teaching.