Stephanie Nagata is the Director of the Office of Mauna Kea Management and has been with OMKM since its inception in 2000. OMKM together with the volunteer based Maunakea Management Board and native Hawaiian advisory council, Kahu Ku Mauna, comprises community-based management of the University of Hawaii’s managed lands on Maunakea. They are responsible for day-to-day management, development of policies, and review and approval of proposed projects or make recommendations to the President and Board of Regents to approve or disapprove of major telescope projects.
Prior to coming to OMKM, Ms. Nagata worked at the Department of Business and Economic Development in product promotion branch. She has a Master’s in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University, and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii.