Beginning on August 25th, Shaelene “Shae” Kamakaʻala ’14 will begin as Legal Intern at The Nature Conservancy. Shae will work with TNC through the beginning of November, assisting the Marine and External Affairs programs with assembling written records of community-based marine management activities for some of the coastal communities TNC has been working with on Hawaiʻi Island and Maui Nui. Organizing a comprehensive written record of community-based planning and outreach activities, which in many cases have been ongoing for years, is an important aspect of successful community-based marine management and rule-making efforts.
Shae is a recent graduate of the UH William S. Richardson School of Law’s Environmental Law Program and a former ELP Research Assistant. Shae is also an active leader involved in community-based management in the Kahana community. As Legal Intern, she will be reporting to Mark Fox, Director of External Affairs, at TNC’s Nuʻuanu office. ELP extends our congratulations to Shae and wishes her the best.