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, working under HIMB researcher Dr. Kim Holland. Christine has been an instructor and mentor since 2013 for the high school inquiry lab fieldtrips and summer program.

Julia Harrison, M.Ed.T. student intern

Julia is a masters student in the College of Education focusing on elementary education. She is working along side HIMB graduate students and science interns, co-teaching the high school inquiry lab fieldtrip program.

Kyle Landers, intern

Kyle is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Kyle has been an intern with the HIMB Community Education Program since 2012 and most recently a mentor since 2013 for the high school inquiry lab fieldtrips and summer program.

Ka‘ilikea Shayler, intern

Ka‘ilikea just completed his undergraduate degree in marine science from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. He is working along side HIMB graduate students and science interns, co-teaching the high school inquiry lab fieldtrip program.

Cindy Sunada

Cindy is an administrative assistant who manages fiscal matters for our programs and for the HIMB-NWHI Research Partnership. She has been with HIMB since 2007.



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

Roxanne Haverkort-Yeh, M.S.

Science Teacher, Island School, Kaua‘i

Mahealani Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Ph.D.

Outreach Specialist, Hanauma Bay Education Program

Mackenzie Manning, M. S.

Faculty Member, UH Kapi‘olani Community College

Jennifer Salerno, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, George Mason University

Clyde Tamaru, Ph.D.

Faculty member, 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.