Graduate Valedictory Speaker Named for Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Anita Harrington, Master of Science in Marine Science

Anita G. Harrington was born in New Jersey and attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she earned her BS degrees in Marine Biology and Oceanography. During her undergraduate studies, she focused her attention on conservation, environmental stewardship, and science communication. She fell in love with Hawaiʻi while earning her Master’s degree in Marine Science at HPU. Harrington’s thesis focuses on box jellyfish which aggregate along Oahu's southern shores after each full moon. Upon graduation, she is excited to begin her next journey in Washington D.C. working as a Science and Policy Fellow for U.S. Fish & Wildlife.