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The ISR benefits from the guidance of internal and external steering committees.

The Mānoa Steering Committee

The External Advisory Board

  • Jack Kittinger, Senior Director, Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program, Conservation International
  • Pono Shim, President and CEO, Oahu Economic Development Board
  • Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi
  • Matthew K. Lynch, Sustainability Coordinator, University of Hawaiʻi System
  • Celeste Connors, Executive Director, Hawaiʻi Green Growth
  • Claire Sullivan, Director of Development & Impact, MAʻO Organic Farms

The ISR Curriculum Committee

  • Guohui Zhang, Associate Professor, Representing the College of Engineering
  • Marguerite Butler, Associate Professor, Representing the College of Natural Sciences
  • Laurel Mei-Singh, Assistant Professor, Representing the College of Social Sciences
  • Mikey Kantar, Assistant Professor, Representing the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
  • Malia Akutagawa, Associate Professor, Representing Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
  • Michael Guidry, Specialist, Representing the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
  • Pauline Chinn, Professor, Representing College of Education
  • Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor, Representing the College of Arts, Languages, and Letters

The director of ISR is Professor Makena Coffman, makena.coffman@hawaii.edu, (808) 956-2890, Saunders Hall 113. Professor Coffman has a PhD in Economics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2007) and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University (2002). Her research focuses on low carbon transportation, renewable energy planning and Hawaiʻi’s economy. She currently serves as Chair of the City & County of Honolulu Climate Change Commission.

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