Lexi Lehman joined the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance as our Conservation Connections Assistant in October 2018. She is originally from Rockville, Maryland, but moved to Honolulu after graduating from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2018. She grew up spending most of her time hanging out on the Eastern Shore, Chesapeake Bay, and hiking around the Great Falls area. As urbanization began to drastically change the landscape which she calls home, she developed a passion and appreciation to protect the land and the water around her.
She began college in hopes of attaining a Geosciences degree due to her passion for earth science. However, she chose to pursue a different path after hearing one of her favorite professors, Dr. Richard Alley, speak about the difficulty of making an impact on our environment in today’s political climate. He told her, “The science only matters if you can explain it to your senator.” This influenced her to switch to a Journalism degree where she could use her science background combined with effective communication in order to educate the community about environmental issues and encourage them to get involved in conservation efforts.
Lexi enjoys spending free time with her friends surfing, hiking, camping, and exploring new places.