The ʻAha Haumāna Native Hawaiian Student Symposium and Conference helped students to better translate their undergraduate experiences and degrees into actual careers.
UH Hilo alumnus Jonathan Koch is doing postdoctoral work at his alma mater, helping to establish the Hilo campus as a hub for high impact genomics science.
Narrissa Spies grew up in Hilo and Kawaihae, where her childhood aspiration was to become a medical researcher. She’s now on schedule at UH Mānoa to earn her doctorate in zoology.
UH Mānoa medical student Carrie Ip’s goal is to practice primary care on Hawai‘i Island: “I would like to give back to a community that I love and call home.”
Current undergraduate Rosie Lee and recent graduate Keelee Martin spent a month as part of a NOAA research team studying the effects of climate change on the reef and fish populations in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
The video opens with patriarch Herbert A. Segawa, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former state representative (1974-1984) talking about his days at UH Hilo beginning in 1948.
Moving from undergraduate studies to intern to student employment to bachelor degree and then to full-time work at the Office of Maunakea Management, the budding ecologist is on her way to graduate school.
Spies is researching two species of coral that are thriving despite declining coral health due to the stress of rising ocean temperatures, pollutants, and sediment runoff.
Emil DeAndreis tracks his path from a healthy professional baseball hopeful to his battle with rheumatoid arthritis.
This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients are Ms. Lyndell Lindsey, Mayor Harry Kim, Prof. Jackie Pualani Johnson, and the late Sen. Gilbert Kahele.