Student Media Advisor. University of Hawai`i - Manoa. Honolulu: August 1997 present.
Assist with departmental teaching as instructor for EDEA 370 Practicum in Teams Course.
- Serve as faculty member of University's Office of Student Life and Development, which provides co-curricular experiences for 20,000 students.
- Advise student media programs involving up to 100 students and $750,000 in combined budgets; primarily for Ka Leo O
Hawai`i, a daily newspaper and website (www.kaleo.org) that averages 40,000
hits a month. Also advise Hawai`i Review, a literary journal, and formerly Ka Lamakua, an on-line site for creative expression. Formerly advised KTUH, a year-round FM radio station (http://ktuh.org).
- Give students advice on training, management, hiring, budgeting, personnel, reporting for print and on-line, editing, design, advertising, staff recruitment and retention, media law, job hunting, marketing, procurement, programming, and Federal Communication Commission compliance.
- Provide annual leadership development training for students involved in co-curricular activities; specializing in EEO, supervisory management, public relations, and media issues.
- Acted as University liaison for KTUH campus concerts (Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, Beck, No Doubt, Tool).
- Revived and completed 15-year, $70,000 effort to upgrade FM station from 100 watts to 3,000 watts, which required coordinating work with Board of Regents, Federal Communications Commission, Facilities Office, structural and radio engineers, architect, general contractor, subs. Also initiated effort to relocate translator to new frequency and location.
- Initiated and nominated students for national radio contests, which resulted in first and second place awards in production (College Broadcasters, Inc., 2001) and a $10,000 award to the station and staffer for her outstanding work (Scripps Howard Foundation Outstanding Staffer, 2001).
- Prepared annual budgets, monthly reconciliations and variances. Handled bid processes for equipment and construction. Headed screening committees for departmental hiring.
- Enhanced University recruitment and outreach by establishing annual, three-day journalism workshop for high school students through a yearbook company partnership.
- Recognized as College Media Advisers' Four Year Honor Roll Multi-Media Adviser for 2000.
- Awarded College Media Association's Reid H. Montgomery's Distringuished Service Award for 2012.
- Awarded Fulbright Scholar Award for 2013-2014 academic year.
- Fellow, Knight Digital Media Center, University of California at Berkeley, January 2010.
Writer. H-4. Honolulu: September 1994 August 1997.
- Finished 250-page book, Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today (Honolulu: `Ai Pohaku Press).
- Won 1997 Book of the Year and Excellence in Hawaiian Culture honors from Hawai`i Book Publishers Association.
- Supervised mothers post-stroke health care from 1995 until her death in December 1998.
Media Director. Gary Gill for Mayor. Honolulu: August 1994 September 1994.
- Coordinated media outreach and publicity for Honolulu mayoral candidate Gary Gill.
- Responsible for press strategies: releases, conferences, debates, staged and unrehearsed events.
Communications Officer. Honolulu City Council. Honolulu: October 1992 July 1994.
- Served as media liaison and oversaw project that televised live Council meetings.
- Implemented computerized Bulletin Board System for public.
- Coordinated Council's community meetings, two island conferences and intervention in state Public Utilities Commission hearings on communication technologies.
Editor. Intercontinental Medical Services. Honolulu: October 1990 Summer 1995.
- Produced quarterly, four-color newsletter, Pulse of the Pacific.
- Managed newsletter's writing, editing, photographs, design, layout, printing, mailing, and Intercon's national advertising.
Writer. Kawananakoa Foundation Fellowship. Honolulu: June 1988 October 1990.
- Researched Na Mamo: Hawaiian People Today.
- Oversaw manuscript's editing, fundraising, website, and eventual marketing.
- Developed, with Bishop Museum and State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, a traveling exhibit of Anne K. Landgrafs photographs for the book.
Writer and Editor. The Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu: November 1980 June 1988.
- Reported for 105,000-circulation morning newspaper.
- Beats included government, Hawaiian affairs and culture, education, arts, and general assignment. Headed investigations of racism, homelessness, and tourism fraud.
- Worked as Progress Edition section editor; state and night city editor.
- Wrote, edited and designed pages for feature, travel, and food sections.
Graduate Assistant. Columbia University. New York City: September 1979 June 1980.
- Oversaw Graduate School of Journalism's Broadcast Lab.
Reporter. Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Honolulu. Summers 1977 and 1979.
- Worked as general assignment staff writer for Honolulu's afternoon daily.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism. New York City.
Graduated May 1979 with Masters Degree. Overseas Press Club Scholarship.
The Colorado College. Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Graduated May 1978 with Bachelor's Degree Cum Laude in Political Science.
Editor, The Catalyst. Chair, Cutler Publications. President, Inter-Fraternity Council.
Member, Blue Key. Secretary, Senior Class.
Kailua High School. Kailua, O`ahu.
Graduated May 1974 with honors. Editor, The Surfrider.