UH Hilo Pacific Island CSC Staff


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Chancellor Donald Straney

Chancellor Don Straney
Donald Straney

University Consortium Lead

The Chancellor oversees the long-term planning vision of the MCC to ensure that its products and collaborations meet UH Hiloʻs long-range goals as well as those of the Pacific Islands CSC

Sharon Ziegler-Chong

Sharon Ziegler-Chong

Program Coordinator

Within the MCC, Sharon guides the development of the MCCʻs professional networks and products which bridge communities, natural resource managers, policy professionals, cultural practitioners, and multidsciplinary academic realms in support of academic tools that are immediately utilized by local professionals and communities.

Scott Laursen

Scott Laursen

Technical Projects Specialist

Scott develops and implements on-the-ground transdisciplinary products, events, and forums within the MCC.

Partner Agencies

Pacific Islands Climate Science Center UH Manoa University of Guam Department of the Interior

Contact MCC Staff:

  • Sharon Ziegler-Chong: Project Coordinator
  • Phone: (808) 933-0759
  • Email: ziegler@hawaii.edu

  • Scott Laursen: Technical Projects Specialist
  • Phone: (307) 699-0123
  • Email: slaursen@hawaii.edu

The MCC partners with the Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science Graduate Program at UH Hilo and is a part of the larger tri-university consortium of the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC).