S1 Ep5. Mauna and mo'olelo with Diamond Tachera
In this episode, Sam talks to Diamond Tachera about how volcanoes have influenced the native history, culture, education, and even water supply, of the Hawaiian Islands for thousands of years.
Diamond Tachera (she|her) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth Sciences in the School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is kanaka ʻōiwi (Native Hawaiian), born and raised on the island of Oʻahu. Her dissertation focuses on the geochemical changes of water as it moves through the water cycle, to better understand the source, flow, and interconnectivity of aquifers in Hawaiʻi. She is also very passionate about linking her Hawaiian heritage and culture within her scientific work in geology and hydrology.