The SOEST Maile Mentoring Bridge is hosted within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. You can reach us by email using the form above or by emailing directly to (

Specific inquiries can be directed to:

UH Mānoa

Ho’aka Thomas (Program Manager),

Rosie Alegado (PI & UHM Advisor),

Barbara Bruno (Alakaʻi & UHM Advisor),

Heidi Kāne (UH System Advisor),

Sky Bruno (NHSS Kekaulike Fellow), Kekaulike Transfer Summer Bridge

Kapiʻolani Community College

Keōmailani Eaton (STEM Outreach Coordinator),

Honolulu Community College

Kalei Lum-Ho (HCC Hawaiian Center Coordinator),

Leeward Community College

Heather Takamatsu (Councilor),

Windward Community College

Kuulei Miranda (Native Hawaiian Councilor),