Trisha Kehaulani Watson (Hawai'i)

Trisha Kehaulani Watson, Co-Chair, TILCEPA


Trisha is from Hawai‘i. She was born and raised on the island of O‘ahu to which she has long ancestral ties. She obtained her degrees from Washington State University and the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. Her legal background is in environmental law. Her PhD studies focused on indigenous epistemologies and traditional natural resource management. She previously worked in administration at the University of Hawai‘i on special projects related to culture and research issues. She currently runs her own consulting company, Honua Consulting ( that focuses on biocultural resource planning and management in Hawai‘i.