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ABOUT

Now is the time for Hawaiʻi to build a more sustainable & resilient food system. As the islands face food system-related challenges, such as the threat of climate change, food insecurity, & diet-related illness, policy change from our lawmakers is necessary. In turn, community support is needed to urge lawmakers to make these changes.

Established in December 2020, Hawaiʻi Food+ Policy is a group of students & recent graduates from the University of Hawaiʻi - West Oʻahu's Sustainable Community Food Systems program who are striving to keep the community updated on food & agriculture policy in Hawaiʻi.  Under the direction of Purple Maiʻa & independent from the University of Hawaiʻi, we specifically endorse & advocate for legislative measures that support the development of a more sustainable & resilient food system. Hawaiʻi Food+ Policy aims to serve as an up-to-date hub for food & agriculture-related bills during the state legislative session with the hope that the community will actively support the measures too.

Meet the 2022 Team

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Dr. Kelsey Amos
Program Director
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Erwin Quinanola
Lead Advocate
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Brian "Ioane" Jahn
Lead Advocate
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Dr. Albie Miles
Professor
UHWO SCFS
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Kahealani Acosta
Intern
Ki Rose Dulan
Kiana "Ki" Dulan
Intern
Jess
Jesse Mikasobe-Kealiinohomoku
Intern
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Poli'ahu Dulay
Intern
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Kerstyn Afuso
Intern
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Tierra Bartolotti
Intern
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Bronson Azama
Intern
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Erica Brenner
Intern
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Jeff Yamauchi
Intern
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Lauren Horita
Intern
 

Meet the 2021 Team

 
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Lynn Batten
Intern
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Rayleen Egami
Intern
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Joshua Fukumoto
Intern
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Brian "Ioane" Jahn
Intern
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Andreanna "Jah" Kaluhiokalani
Intern
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Sydney Millerd
Intern
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Erwin Quinanola
Intern
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Rawley Riccio
Intern
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Mikyla Thomas
Intern
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Dr. Kelsey Amos
Advisor
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Anne Frederick
Advisor
HAPA
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Dr. Albie Miles
Professor
UHWO SCFS
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Will Caron
Mentor
YPDA
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Hunter Heaivilin
Mentor
Supersistence
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Gary Hooser
Mentor
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Laura Nevitt
Mentor
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