PROGRAM STAFF

Malia Rivera, Ph.D.

Malia is a faculty specialist who leads the HIMB Science Inquiry Education Program. She primarily works with high school level students and recent graduates nearing the transition to possible college careers.

Mark Heckman, M.S.

Mark is a faculty specialist who directs the HIMB Community Education Program. CEP runs educational tours of HIMB and offers hands-on labs for schools and community groups.

Christine Ambrosino, Ph.D. student

Christine studies the elasmobranch electrosensory array of the scalloppped hammershead shark. She is dedicated to science education, using her skills as a researcher to teach students the process of scientific inquiry and investigation. Christine has been a lead instructor and mentor since 2013 for the high school inquiry lab fieldtrips and summer program.

Shimi Rii, Post-doctoral

Shimi completed her doctorate at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's Department of Oceanography. Her research examines the diversity of small eukaryotic phytoplankton and their role in carbon cycling. Shimi joined the program in 2015 and currently works with students in the HIMB REMS summer course and related marine science pathway programs.

Hoaka Thomas, KUPU intern

Hoaka recently completed his undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is working along side HIMB graduate students and science interns, co-teaching the high school inquiry lab fieldtrip program and conducting research on collector urchin spawning and mortality.

Kelsey Maloney, undergraduate intern

Kelsey in an undergraduate in Marine Biology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She is an alumni of the HIMB REMS summer program and currently is working with the Hawaiian bobtail squid, focusing on husbandry and behavior.



HIMB Education Program emeriti

Jennifer Barrett, MEM, MBA

Founder, Taming Tech for Good

Jonathan Dale, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University

‘Ale‘a Dudoit, M.S. Student

Graduate Student, HIMB

Bradley 'Kai' Fox, Ph.D.

Faculty Member, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Kelvin Gorospe, Ph.D.

Reef Fish Researcher, NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division

Julia Harrison, M.Ed.T student

UH College of Education

Roxanne Haverkort-Yeh, M.S.

Science Teacher, Saint Francis High School, Honolulu

Mahealani Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Ph.D.

Outreach Specialist, Hanauma Bay Education Program

Mackenzie Manning, M. S.

Faculty Member, UH Kapi‘olani Community College

Kyle Landers

Mississippi

Hayley McDermott, M.Ed.T student

UH College of Education

Jennifer Salerno, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, George Mason University

Ka‘ilikea Shayler

NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellow

Jeremey Soriano, M.Ed.T graduate

Kapolei High School Science Teacher

Cindy Sunada

Administrative Officer, HI-NET Ho‘ola Ike Program, Windward Community College

Clyde Tamaru, Ph.D.

Faculty member (retired), UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and affiliate faculty at HIMB

Nicholas Whitney, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist, Mote Marine Laboratory

Carlie Wiener, M.S.

Communications Manager, Schmidt Ocean Institute

The Marine Science Research Learning Center houses the laboratory classroom and the HIMB Education Program faculty and staff.

Arriving to HIMB by boat, the Honu Kai.