Mālama Maunalua extends a warm welcome to another set of summer interns who will be working a variety of projects including transplanting urchins to remove or prevent a species of invasive algae. Below are their bios and details about their work this summer:
Stony Brook University, NY
Jason isa a graduate student working on a master’s degree in marine conservation and policy. Jason also has an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island and B.S. in environmental science from the University at Albany. He is hoping to begin his career in marine science or conservation upon the completion of his time with Mālama Maunalua.
Smith College in Massachusetts
Kate is an undergraduate biology student on the East Coast, but is a Northern California girl at heart, growing up in the Lake Tahoe area. In her free time. She is really enjoying interning with Mālama Maunalua this summer because she loves working in the field and is passionate about utilizing community engagement as a long-term solution to climate change and environmental restoration.
Originally from Philadelphia, Maggie is a student studying environmental science and conservation biology. She says her internship with Mālama Maunalua has been an amazing opportunity to explore field research and a local community that is deeply invested in protecting their environment. Mālama Maunalua has shown her the effectiveness of a motivated community’s ability to mitigate climate change and conserve previous habitats.