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Meet The Team: Text

The Director Team

These are our directors. They're the leaders of our various teams

and are responsible for getting initiatives up, running, and going across all islands we're active in.


Kawika Pegram


Kawika is the founder of Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition. He is passionate about politics, community organizing, and photography. Outside of climate justice, his other organizing work focuses on racial justice and education. Follow his twitter @kawikakekoa.

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Dyson Chee

Executive Director

Dyson has been an avid water man for as long as he can remember, and loves going to the beach. A senior at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Dyson joined Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition to inspire other people to protect what they love, whether it be the local shore breaks or the health of their family and friends. In his free time, Dyson enjoys playing tennis, snorkeling, and drinking boba. 

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Sabrina Cohan

Advocacy Director

Sabrina is a senior at La Pietra Hawaiʻi School for Girls. She is interested in politics, community action, and civic education. She hopes to help others learn how to fight for the issues they care about and be involved in their communities. Outside of advocacy, her passions include dance, music, fashion, science, and math.

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Will Sato

Communications Director

Will is 20 years old currently attending the University Of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and majoring in Digital Cinema. He is a graduate of Kaiser High school class of 2021. On his free time he does photography, filmmaking and gaming. He is passionate about climate change and Hawaiian politics and been documenting The Red Hill movement for about a year.


Kim Ashley Sunio

Deputy Director

Kim is currently a student at Moanalua High School (c/o 2024). Her interests & passions revolve around computer science, physics, renewables & sustainability. She is looking forward to having more peers be involved in taking action towards climate justice.


Michaella Villanueva

Outreach Director

Michaella is 18 years old and graduated from ʻAiea High School in 2022. She attends the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is passionate about intersectionality, sustainable development, and protecting the environment. In her free time, Michaella enjoys reading, jump-roping, and looking at expensive apartments for sale. 

Meet The Team: Meet the Team


Meet the directors of the Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition. With positions ranging from the Advocacy, Communications, Logistics, and Outreach teams, HYCC has a place for everyone looking to combat the climate crisis.

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