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2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow

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Hawaii Sr. Program Manager for Policy at Conservation International

Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
United States of America

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Honolulu, HI 96816
United States of America


Aarin Gross is Hawaii Senior Program Manager for Policy and Operations at Conservation International. She holds a Juris Doctor degree and Certificate in Environmental Law from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law. Her professional work has included clerking for the Hawaii Supreme Court, civil litigation, environmental grantmaking, and leading environmental conservation programs focused on innovative policy and finance opportunities. Aarin’s current work for Conservation International focuses on the strategic convening of public and private leaders and the research and analysis necessary to support innovative conversations among these leaders. In Hawaii, these leaders are shaping ambitious policies and financial mechanisms that can help Hawaii’s people and natural systems mitigate and adapt to increasing impacts driven by climate change, sea level rise, and a tourism-based economy.


Interest Areas


Collaboration Interests

Ideas and projects that might benefit from a Conservation Policy Lab that I am working to establish in Hawaii. Through CI's Hawaii program, I would work in collaboration with law schools to engage students in research and analysis for complex conservation policy and governance issues.


I Am Seeking

examples of pay-for-performance models used to increase indigenous stewardship of lands/waters visited by tourists


I Can Offer

time to brainstorm and act as a "sounding board" for strategic engagements of public and private sector leaders; to connect you with CI colleagues who may work in your country, sector, or issue area.