M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Kaiameaola Club

A group of masked students from the Kaiameaola club standing on a hill with native plants from an outplanting event in September 2021Members of the Kaiameaola Club during their September 2021 outplanting event

Connecting people with this place and each other

Board Members

John Graves sitting outside with his arm around a large tan dog


John Graves

John Graves is in the Internship track working on coral reef resilience and herbivore management with the Division of Aquatic Resources on the Kona side of the big island.

Vice President

Stephanie Mladinich

Stephanie Mladinich is on the Thesis track researching mosquito invasion into upper elevation forests with climate change at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. She is focused on developing innovative monitoring methods through the use of bioacoustics and environmental DNA.

Stephanie Mladinich balances along the edge of a creek, holding on to rocks nearby

Jess Glazner smiles underwater next to an orange coral


Jess Glazner

Jess Glazner is in the 2020 internship cohort and completing an internship with The Nature Conservancy’s Palmyra Program. She is working to understand how positive reef resilience factors found at Palmyra Atoll may be applied to Hawaiian coral reefs.


Anuhea Robins

Anuhea Robins is in the Thesis track working on linking the functional traits of leaf litter and litter-dwelling arthropods to understand ecological interactions in the Liko Nā Pilina - Hybrid Ecosystems Project.