Category: Staff

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Happy International Women’s Day! Here are ten stories of the past year celebrating UH Hilo women’s achievements

International Women’s Day 2020 is celebrating a number of missions this year to help forge a gender equal world. A main mission is to celebrate women’s achievements and increase their visibility. Here are ten stories of the past year from UH Hilo Stories doing just that for extraordinary women from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.  

Paula Gealon

UH Hilo Quintessential University Citizen: Paula Gealon, award administrator and “great navigator”

Paula Gealon is responsible for all extramural awards to UH Hilo, and has been at the task for 20 years this April. She is highly respected among faculty and administrators for her knowledge of grant processes and practices—one researcher calls her “the great navigator and translator of it all.”