Hanna developed a passion for island ecosystems while completing her undergraduate degree at Humboldt State, CA and Lincoln University in New Zealand. Experience as a biologist and master bander, Hanna has worked in public and private sectors of avian conservation across the United States and Costa Rica which prepped her to leave northern California and join MFBRP as a field technician in 2006. Since then, she has worked in a variety of capacities for the project and completed her doctorate in the UK at the University of Kent.
Coming to Maui from the suburbs of Chicago and completing a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Loyola University Chicago, Laura began working with MFBRP as an AmeriCorps intern in 2009. With her past experience teaching various environmental programs and working on public lands, Laura was a great fit for the public outreach and conservation fieldwork and was hired in her current position in 2010.
Chris recently left MFBRP to be the Forest Bird Coordinator at Haleakala National Park. We are anxiously awaiting a replacement for his position but no one will truly replace Chris, who worked for MFBRP since 2012.
Zach began volunteering with MFBRP in 2014 when he was still in college. He transitioned from volunteer into MFBRP’s Kupu Conservation Leader in 2016. He left Maui to work two seasons on the remote island of Kure Atoll in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. After returning from hard work there, Zach started as MFBRP’s Field Associate in the spring of 2019. Zach grew up on the island of Maui and went to university in New York. He is an exceptional photographer as well as an entomologist.