Nicole Milne, Ph.D.
Nicole is Vice President for Programs and Director of Food and Agriculture Initiatives, Kohala Center.
She moved to Hawai‛i in 2006 to begin her doctorate in Geography at the University of Hawai‛i at Mānoa. Since 2006 she has worked with Hawaii’s fishermen and farmers through various projects – including a fish flow analysis in Hale‘iwa and Wai‘anae on the island of O‘ahu, sheep shearing on Hawai‛i Island, and now through her work as the Director of Food and Agricultural Initiatives at The Kohala Center, a community-based non-profit located on Hawai‛i Island.
Prior to moving to Hawai‘i she worked with the Suquamish tribe in Washington State as an aquaculture biologist and with the NOAA office in Seattle as a social scientist.
She received her masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington, where she worked with fishing communities in the Philippines, and her undergraduate in Zoology and Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she worked with The Nature Conservancy on woodland mapping and with the agronomy department on seed corn density trials.