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Environment and Energy

Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium and Cornell Marine Algal Biofuels Consortium: Keeping you up to datewith research that takes marine microalgae production for fuel and feed to the next level. 2016-2017
Defenders of Wildlife, summer 2016:  A stepping stone for dragonflies.
The Nature Conservancy Hawai‘i spring/summer 2016: What's In Our Water. Sewage threatens human and coral health in West Hawai‘i. 
Frontiers in Ecology
page 236, June 2016, or as a snapshot: Bacteria,sunshine,energy.
, March 16, 2016: Can low-income housing be energy efficient and affordable?
Frontiers in Ecology, p. 62, March 2016: Wastewater injection increases quake frequency.
Frontiers in Ecology, February 2016: Unmasking methane.
Frontiers in Ecology, December 2015: A new twist on coffee (carbon storage).
Hakai, Nov 2015: Ocean Rx: Five Marine Organisms That Are Good for Your Health.
Yale Environment 360, Oct 2015: Will Tidal & Wave Energy Live Up to Their Potential?
Frontiers in Ecology, October 2015: Ships steam slowly toward emission reductions
Frontiers in Ecology, September 2015: Energy-positive housing for the masses
Ensia, July 2015: Are countries required to protect citizens from climate change?
Wired, 2015 April: The Fight to Build Earth's Most Powerful Optical Telescope
Island Scene, Spring 2014: Eating healthy on a budget
American Forests, Summer 2013: Islands in the Balance
Written River, Summer 2013: Prawns at a turning point
Pacific Standard, Summer 2012: Disappearing Faster Than We Can Count
Edible Hawaiian Islands, Summer 2012: Recao - Reclaiming a little plant.
Edible Hawaiian Islands, Winter 2012: Sweet Potatoes of Hawaii
Westways, February 2008:Mystery of the Hawaiian Monkseal


Bird's Thumb, June 2015: Ocean Noise(Fiction)
The Review Review, Spring 2015: Sensitivity and stubbornness
The Review Review, Winter 2014: Lit Mag Offers Innovative Reading Experience
Mobius, the journal of social change, Winter 1999: Light Trapped Behind Bars


Buddhadharma, Spring 2015: Even when I want to care
Island Scene, Fall 2014: Mindfulness Meditation
Westways, February 2010:Native Tongue - Hawaiian Language., April 2012:Biscuits and Branding.
Gourmet, November 2008: Trend - Compostable containers.
Hawaii Magazine, January 2007: When the ‘aina trembles, the community responds.

Other articles have appeared in Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, 2nd ed, Wine EnthusiastFine CookingHanahou!,  IslandsSpaMoreNatural, and many others. Sophia has also worked with clients such as the Natural Capital Project, the DOA NRCS, and The Kohala Center.


  • Ilima Award, IABC.

  • Honolulu Magazine Fiction Award.

  • Po‘okela Awards, 2010.

  • Kahili Literary Arts, Keep It Hawai‘i awards, 2004.

  • Best-in-Show, Keep It Hawai‘i awards, 2004.


  • Erickson International, Vancouver, Canada: Erickson Certified Professional Coach, PCC level.

  • University of Groningen, the Netherlands: Doctorandus French Language and Literature. (MA USA standards).

  • High-school Teacher’s Degree, subjects French and Mathematics.

  • St. Maarten’s College: Gymnasium Beta (Physics, Mathematics), Cum Laude.


Serbian Proverb — 'Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.