I am an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Sea Grant College Program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. I am also a licensed civil engineer in the states of Hawai'i and Alaska. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in civil engineering and supervise graduate and undergraduate students. In my own research I am involved in coastal sustainability. This includes the following research areas: storm-generated ocean waves; meteorological and ocean processes on coastal infrastructure; sustainable coastal infrastructure, water and wastewater systems affected by climate change and water shortage; planning, design and construction of coastal infrastructure; and numerical modeling, field measurements and statistical analysis of wind-generated waves.
My desire to work in science and engineering.
Teaching and research.
Sit on the beach and enjoy pupus.
Too many to name. So many inspirational people out there who have touched my life in some way.
Develop a strong background in math and science. Even if you choose later not to go into a science or engineering field, an analytical background is considered highly desirable by most employers.
Increasing exponentially. Due to climate change and human impact on resources, we have been trying to ascertain if we can live sustainably in our world whether it is through conserving water resources or protecting our coastal communities from increasing storm surges. Therefore, people with the ability to do quantitative work in these fields are highly sought after.
Be a professor, like I am now, and hopefully tenured!