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Our Team

Hired Staff

Position Name Email Phone
Interim Director Karishma Kamath (808) 932-7472
Social Media [student] Shalyn Lewis
Office Support [student] Melissa Ferguson

Young woman holding a sign that says 'I celebrate women's achievements' for International Women's Day

Young woman holding a sign that says 'I will challenge stereotypes and bias' for International Women's Day

For hiring opportunities, please visit the UH SECE website .


The Women's center welcomes interns, and there are many ways one can become an intern. Visit the Research, Internship and Applied Learning Opportunities page to learn more.


If you would like to volunteer at the Women's Center, email us at It is a minimum 2 hour commitment a week. Volunteers will have the opportunity to reach out to the community, and make an impact on the UH Hilo campus.

Women holding signs at a women's center tabling event - The signs read 'Put Yourself in HER shoes', '1 in 4 college WOMEN will be raped or sexually assaulted' and 'Rape Hurts ALL of us'
Students participate in tabling to raise awareness about sexual assault

"Women hold up half the sky"
- Mao Zedong