Volunteering in education
Science Advisory Board Member for Lionfish University (501c non-profit)
2014 - present
Create, edit, and distribute educational materials that promote the awareness of invasive lionfish.
Lionfish 101: Top 10 Questions about the Lionfish Invasion:
Grouper/Invasive Lionfish Live Open Water Kill: Believed to be the First Recorded Observation:
Science Judge for Statewide Academic Competitions
Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair. 2018 and 2019, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Judge science projects by local middle and high school students in a statewide competition.
Oregon Science Olympiad. 2014, Newberg, Oregon. Created, proctored, and judged two marine ecology exams.
Educational Workshop Volunteer
Winter Wonderings Workshop. 2012, 2013, 2014, Corvallis, Oregon. Created and led an interactive seminar for gifted 3rd graders about invasive species in marine food webs.
Evolution & Ecology Workshop. 2011, Corvallis, Oregon. Developed a game and led a workshop for high schoolers about the ecology of disease and immunity.
UH-Mānoa SOEST Open House Volunteer
Honolulu, Hawai‘i with Michelle Jungbluth, Petra Lenz, and Vittoria Rincolli, 2017
presentations to the public
Honolulu Museum of Art School
Honolulu, Hawai'i, 2017
Semester at Sea at the Waikiki Aquarium
Honolulu, Hawai'i with Mark Hixon, Eric Dilley, and Erik Brush, 2016
Sharing LIONFISH research with high school groups:
The Island School. 2014, Eleuthera, The Bahamas, with S.J. Green
Cape Eleuthera Institute. 2013, Eleuthera, The Bahamas, with C.E. Benkwitt, T.L. Kindinger, and A.C.D. Davis
Dallas High School Biology class. 2013, Dallas, Oregon
The Island School. 2013, Eleuthera, The Bahamas, with T.L. Kindinger and A.C.D. Davis
Cape Eleuthera Institute. 2012, Eleuthera, The Bahamas, with C.E. Benkwitt
volunteering in the community
Paepae o He‘eia Fishpond Workday Volunteer. 2018 - present, He‘eia, Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i Conservation Conference WEP Team Leader. 2018, Honolulu, Hawai‘i.
Waikalua Loko I‘a Fishpond Workday Volunteer. 2017, Kane‘ohe, Hawai‘i
Paepae o He'eia Predator Tagging and Removal Project (Master’s thesis of Anela Akiona, under Dr. Erik Franklin). 2017, He'eia, Hawai'i
Oregon Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Hook-and-Line Survey Volunteer. 2014, Newport, Oregon
Youth Services Volunteer at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. 2013 - 2014, Corvallis, Oregon
Special guest on OSU radio show, Inspiration Dissemination, KBVR 88.7. 2013, Corvallis, Oregon