KUPU AmeriCorps Intern 2017
Zach started working with MFBRP as the KUPU AmeriCorps intern in the fall of 2016 and will continue with the program through the summer of 2017. He will be helping to restore native forest and will learn more about the native forest bird populations.
Zach grew up on the island of Maui and is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a B.S. in Photographic and Imaging Technologies. His work in photography, mainly focusing on documenting Hawaii’s native flora and fauna, led him to the field of conservation. Over the past few years, Zach has volunteered extensively with numerous conservation programs here in Hawaii, including MFBRP.
Zach is acutely aware of the precariousness of Hawaii’s native species and ecosystems and the increasing threat of extinction and habitat loss. He is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with MFBRP.