This year has flown by and the holidays are right around the corner. With some exciting new projects coming up HOK is sure to be busy during these final months of 2017. To help us through these busy times we would like to officially welcome our Americorps intern, Jamie, to the team. While Jamie has already gotten her feet dirty with HOK over this summer, she is now going to be working with us until next August! Jamie grew up in Kailua but moved to the mainland for high school and college. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with her B.S. in Biology concentrating in coastal ecology and conservation. After Jamie graduated in December 2015 she moved back to the islands to start a career in environmental management. She enjoys hiking, exploring new places, and spending time with her family. Jamie will be taking on the bulk of the Community Coordinator's position and will assist with volunteer recruitment and training, facilitating community workdays and conducting field work at all of HOK's project sites. We are very excited to have her working with us and can't wait to watch her grow in this position.
If you are at one of the work days be sure to introduce yourself and welcome Jamie to our HOK family.
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.