Stacey works as an environmental educator with HWF’s Hawaiian Coastal Ecosystems (HCE) and Marine Debris Keiki Education & Outreach (MDKEO) programs, visiting island schools and teaching students about Hawaiʻi’s native wildlife and how we can be stewards of the environment that we all depend on. After graduating from West Hawaiʻi Explorations Academy in Kailua-Kona, she attended the University of Hawaiʻi in Hilo.
Stacey began volunteering with HWF in 2009 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marine science the following year with a thesis project focusing on removing invasive tilapia fish from anchialine pools. She is passionate about teaching our keiki (children) how to respect themselves and protect our natural resources. When she isn’t helping to remove marine debris or invasive plant species from the coastline, she is supporting HWF’s social media and marketing efforts, photographing orchids, or hanging out with her two kids, Nico and Araceli.