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 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.
Kim Ashley Sunio
Computer Science. Tech Entrepreneurship. Venture Capital. Clean Energy. Sustainability.
Tennis. Reading. Jogging.
Club Network Director
Dyson has been an avid water man for as long as he can remember, and loves going to the beach. A new graduate from 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.
Kim Ashley Sunio
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.
Perry goes to Punahou School (class of 2025) and has been a part of HYCC since 2022. They are particularly interested in the intersectionality of climate change, especially as it relates to gender and LGBTQ+ issues. Aside from climate action, they also do debate, MUN, theatre and dance!
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.
Logan is currently a student at ‘Iolani School and joined HYCC in interest of working with other youth who care about climate change. He is interested in environmental science, sustainability, and conservation of native Hawaiian birds. In his free time, Logan enjoys reading and birdwatching native Manu-o-Kū at his school.
Reina is a senior at Punahou School. She is interested in public policy, foreign affairs, and climate advocacy. At school, Reina enjoys history, math, and physics, while, in her free time, she enjoys practicing card magic, playing the piano, and watching Succession.
Sophie Pager is a senior at ‘Iolani School. She has long been interested in politics and passionate about the environment, and she loves being able to use her knowledge of both at the HYCC. She enjoys painting, reading, and baking.
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.
Miya is a student at Punahou School with a passion for art, debating, writing, and all things environmental. She first joined the HYCC to learn about legislative advocacy on the advocacy team, and has since focused on representing the organization on a national level. Her favorite food is sushi, and she has a dog and a rabbit.