Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)

PIPES Alumni by Intern Year: 2011

All PIPES Alumni by Year

2011 University of Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Internship Program (UH-HIP) Interns

Aleysia Kaha

Project: School Gardens Network.

Mentor: Nancy Redfeather.

Host Organization: Kohala Center.

Chelsey Jay

Project: Programmatic EIS assistant.

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Host Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Eva Sala

Project: Economical analysis of aquaculture.

Mentor: Kevin Hopkins.

Host Organization: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo PACRC.

Hoku Pihana

Project: Coastal Systems Curriculum Kit Summer Internship Project for Manowai O Hanakahi.

Mentor: H. Erika Perry.

Host Organization: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo PACRC.

Isaiah Sato

Project: Implementation Recovery Assistant.

Mentor: Lorena Wada and Joy Browning.

Host Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Jessica Kirkpatrick

Project: Hawaii Island Hawksbill turtle Recovery Project: Intern.

Mentor: Lauren Kurpita.

Host Organization: The Hawaiʻi island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project.

Joey Quitan

Project: More Kids in the Woods/ Starts with a Seed.

Mentor: Cheyenne Perry, Christian Giardina.

Host Organization: UH Hilo PACRC/IPIF, USDA Forest Service, OHA.

Jonathan Nahakuelua

Project: Measuring the Soil Moisture Content under Different Light and Mulch Depth Treatments.

Mentor: Noa Lincoln.

Host Organization: Amy B.H. Greenwell EthnoBotanical Gardens.

Justin Yeh

Project: Biomass of Kiawe along the Kona Coastline.

Mentor: Flint Hughes.

Host Organization: U.S. Forest Service, IPIF.

Kacy Jackson

Project: Native Forest Vegetation Monitoring.

Mentor: Tom Baribault.

Host Organization: Forest Solutions/University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Kaui Fu

Project: Significance of subsistence Fishing in Hawaii.

Mentor: Mehana Vaughan.

Host Organization: Stanford University, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Kim Morishige

Project: An integrative approach to Protecting Hawaii's Coasts through Ecosystem and Community -Based Management.

Mentor: Pelika Bertelman.

Host Organization: University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.

Leilani Abaya

Project: Determining restoration suitability by examining microclimate traits across topographic areas.

Mentor: Erin Questad and Susan Cordell.

Host Organization: USDA Forest Service, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo IPIF.

Liʻula Mahi

Project: Of ecosystems and communities: A story of relationships at Wao Kele o Puna.

Mentor: Julie Leialoha and Cheyenne Perry.

Host Organization: DLNR/ DOFAW, Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Linnea Heu

Project: Makai Watch with the Hanalei Watershed Hui.

Mentor: Barbara Makaʻala Kaʻaumoana.

Host Organization: Hanalei Watershed Hui.

Luka Mossman

Project: Creating a stewardship conservation plan for new farmers in the Kunialoa ridge district with Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development..

Mentor: Jean Brokish.

Host Organization: Oʻahu Resource Conservation & Development..

Mahina Chang

Project: Restoration/ Conservation of Native Hawaiian Plants.

Mentor: Liloa Dunn.

Host Organization: UH Mānoa Lyon Arboretum.

Manoa Johansen

Project: Soil Respiration Impacts in Native Hawaiian Tropical Wet Forests by Feral Pigs.

Mentor: Creighton M. Litton and Mike Long.

Host Organization: UH Mānoa Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Mathew Brady

Project: OISC & Naio Thrips Survey.

Mentor: Susie Iott.

Host Organization: Oʻahu Invasive Species Committee.

Melanie Dudley

Project: Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps Team Leader.

Mentor: Matt Bauer and Brittney Orton.

Host Organization: KUPU Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps.

Michelle Lazaro

Project: Candidate Conservation Implementation Internship with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Mentor: Lorena Wada.

Host Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Naoli Weller

Project: Native Fruit and seed removal by vertebrates in three tree plantations at Waiākea Forest, Hawaiʻi.

Mentor: Aaron Shiels.

Host Organization: USDA Wildlife services.

Nicholas Wilhoite

Project: Using ArcGIS to map and analyze distribution of Hawaiian ʻUlu.

Mentor: Noa Lincoln.

Host Organization: Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Kona.

Noe Pau

Project: Genetics of Strawberry Guava in Common Garden Plots.

Mentor: Tracy Johnson.

Host Organization: U.S.D.A. Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry.

Trace Kalei

Project: Influence of competition and fertilization on koa and mamane.

Mentor: Carla D'Antonio.

Host Organization: UCSB.

Travis Voeller

Project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of different concentrations of herbicide on three invasive grasses in Kawainui marsh.

Mentor: Kahai Nakamatsu, Ati Jeffers-Fabro.

Host Organization: Department of Land and Natural Resources of Hawaiʻi, Division of Forestry and Wildlife.