Post-Juris Doctor Legal Fellow, Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law
JD, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2016
BA, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2004
Rhiannon “Rae” Renee Tereari’i Chandler-‘Īao is a returning Post-Juris Doctor Fellow with Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. She earned a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2004 and graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2016 with certificates in both Native Hawaiian and Environmental Law. After graduating, she worked as a Post-JD Research & Teaching Fellow at Ka Huli Ao for one year.
Prior to attending law school, Rhiannon served as the Executive Director of the environmental non-profit Community Work Day Program, d.b.a. Mālama Maui Nui. While on Maui, Rhiannon served as a member of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, Maui County Cultural Resources Commission, a board member of the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association and a Steering Committee member of Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Leadership Program. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers Hawaiian Islands. She is passionate about preserving natural and cultural resources and supports a return to traditional Polynesian systems of natural resources management.