Who works at the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), and why do they choose to work here? If you’re on our website, you’re likely someone who values Hawai‘i’s natural resources. Our staff are just like you: they’re people who care about Hawai‘i and are trying to help maintain and enhance the natural resources that make Hawai‘i a special place.

If you’re interested in interning or working at DLNR DOFAW, or you’re just curious about what we do, watch the videos below to meet some our staff, hear about their work, why they do it, and their advice to anyone considering working in this field.

Emma Yuen, Statewide Program Manager, Native Ecosystems Protection and Management Program


Tiana Bolosan, Wildlife Biologist, O‘ahu Offshore Islets



Nick Vargas, O‘ahu Game Biologist


Jared Char, O‘ahu Natural Area Reserves Specialist


Pua Heimuli, O‘ahu Outreach Associate