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.

‘Ale‘alani Dudoit, M.S. student

‘Ale‘a is a new MS student in the labortory of Dr. Rob Toonen. ‘Ale‘a has been an instructor and mentor since 2013 for the high school inquiry lab fieldtrips and summer program.

Kyle Landers, intern

Kyle is an intern with the HIMB Education Program. He 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.

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

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. student, East Carolina University

Mackenzie Manning, M. S.

Faculty member, UH Kapi‘olani Community College

Jennifer Salerno, Ph.D.

2011 Knauss Legislative Fellow, Office of Congresswoman Lois Capps

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.

Program Manager, COSEE Island Earth

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.