School is out, waves are up (at least on Oʻahu)…welcome to summer! Weʻre excited to have an intern join our team for 10 weeks, so if you ever stop by the office, make sure you say hi to Evy! She graciously agreed to introduce herself over the blog 😉
My name is Evelyn Braum and I am excited to begin working as the new KUA summer intern. I will strive to help KUA with its mission to strengthen community efforts and to preserve cultural natural resource management. Currently I am working through a summer program called PIPES (Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science). PIPES operates through connecting students and organizations such as KUA together, ultimately working towards the common goal of perpetuating cultural and natural resource management here in Hawaiʻi. I am a recent graduate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, with a degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Management. I hope to use all the ʻike I have gained throughout these past four years to help save the natural resources of Hawaiʻi. My mission is to be a steward of the land, to perpetuate the way of living that I have grown to love, and ensure that future generations of Hawaiʻi will also be able to appreciate the beauty of these islands. This summer, I hope to contribute to the hard working team at KUA and work to engage in the community, help support other organizations and help contribute to all the projects that KUA is working on.