Want to get in touch with us?

Please contact one of the UH Hilo MOP Coordinators below. For general inquiries, please email

Left to right: Dr. Steven Colbert, Matt Connelly, Jason Hasler, Rosie Lee, Lisa Parr

MOP Faculty Coordinator

Lisa Parr

  • Email:
  • Office: Marine Science Building 105
  • Phone: N/A

MOP Faculty Co-Coordinator

Dr. Steven Colbert

  • Email:
  • Office: Marine Science Building 114
  • Phone: (808) 932-7596

MOP Staff Coordinator

Matt Connelly

  • Email:
  • Office: Wentworth 3
  • Phone: (808) 932-7601

MOP Student Coordinators

Cooper Lund, Juliana Zolopa, Sydney Lewis

  • Email:
  • Office: Wentworth 3
  • Phone: N/A

MOP/NOAA Sea Turtle Stranding Response Team Coordinator

Jennifer Sims

  • Email:
  • Office: Wentworth 7
  • Phone: (808) 286-4359 (Turtle Stranding Hotline)

Mailing Address

  • Marine Option Program
  • 200 West Kawili St.
  • Hilo, HI 96720

MOP Office Building

  • Nowelo Street (map)
  • Next to Life Sciences Buildings C and D
  • Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

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  • - Internship opportunities
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