Who We are

photo of Barb Bruno

Barb Bruno

Barbara Bruno is a geologist. She has done fieldwork on volcanoes in Hawai‘i, Italy and Iceland, and at the astronomical observatory atop Mauna Kea. She is on the faculty of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and serves as C-MORE’s Director of Education. Barb enjoys camping and hiking, and is on the trail maintenance crew for the Hawai‘i Trail and Mountain Club.

photo of Michelle Hsia

Michelle Hsia

Michelle Hsia is an ocean scientist and educator at SOEST. She had the opportunity to spend six weeks collecting and studying ocean samples while living on-board a 138-foot tall ship in the Caribbean Sea. Michelle likes to run, surf, and watch sports games! She has run eleven marathons while fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Association.

photo of Carlie Wiener

Carlie Wiener

Carlie Wiener is the program manager for COSEE Island Earth based at the University of Hawai‘i. She is also pursuing her Ph.D. at York University. Carlie has been working in marine education for over seven years. She has been fortunate enough to visit Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. Carlie loves to surf, practice yoga, and spend as much time in the ocean as she can.