Listeners will join a huaka‘i or journey clockwise around the island, starting in Hilo and moving to Puna, Ka‘ū, Kona, Kohala, and Hāmākua for a total of 24 episodes.
The three alumna—Miki Warren, Liliana DeSmither, and Katie Mulliken—are currently working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory helping with data collection and public communication during the current eruption that began Dec. 20,2020.
Despite the unexpected move to online teaching, UH Hilo alumna and now Spanish language instructor Monica Minnitt is a driving force within the language department, continuing to meet the needs of her students to help them perform to expectations.
A 2014 graduate of UH Hilo in biology and a 2020 graduate of the UH Hilo School of Nursing, Chloe Nishioka now juggles working at the Hilo Medical Center, the Keaʻau and Hilo Urgent Care facilities, and for Premier Medical Group Hawaiʻi.
Following her graduation from UH Hilo in 2011, Raisa Ancheta worked as a senior accountant at a brokerage firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, but found her interests pulled her to learning more about science.
When at UH Hilo, Meghan “Wonder Woman” Langbehn played soccer, ran cross country, and studied in the UH nursing program, all in the same semester. Now she’s a nurse in Seattle working for one of the top hospitals in the region.
Ala Matsumoto, a Hawai‘i Community College graduate who then enrolled at UH Hilo where he earned a pre-veterinary bachelor of science degree with a biology minor, is now enrolled at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
E’lisa Lee was among the researchers at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope on Maunakea when the gas phosphine was observed in Venus’s upper clouds.