M.S. in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science

Kaiameaola Club

Kaiameaola club members stand in front of a Wiliwili tree in full bloomMembers of the Kaiameaola Club at their visit to the Waikoloa Dry Forest in 2023

Connecting people with this place and each other

Our primary goal is to increase student involvement with the conservation community through service projects on and around Hawaiʻi Island. We also aim to build supportive relationships within the TCBES program and with the local community through various club events. Membership is open to undergraduates, graduate students, members of the University, and community members who are interested in conservation and environmental science.


The Kaiameaola Clubs hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Women in Stem Conference and TCBES Symposium. Follow them on Instagram to keep informed on upcoming events.

Board Members

Headshot of Sibley, a young woman with long, blond hair, standing in front of foliage
President: Sibley Barnette

Josie stands in front of foliage with a flower behind her ear
Vice President: Josephine Tupu

Headshot of Nai'a standing in front of Hapu'u ferns
Secretary: Nai'a Odachi

Headshot of Brianna with a wetland in the background
Treasurer: Brianna Ninomoto

Anya takes a selfie with lots of native plants in the background
Volunteer Relations Coordinator: Anya Benavides

Anna stands on a farm holding two giant Kalo
Member-at-large: Anna Ezzy

Advisor: Tracy Wiegner