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Colin Lee
Peter Rappa Fellow 2019
Colin Lee

2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822

Colin Lee is a 2019 Peter J. Rappa Fellow at the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program. Colin was born and raised in Kailua and has just finished his first year of law school at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law where he is on track to complete the Environmental Law Certificate. Colin earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also studied environmental science and economics.

Since moving back to Hawaiʻi, Colin has interned at the Blue Planet Foundation, worked on the Surfrider Foundation’s legislative team, and served as a legislative aide at the Hawaiʻi Legislature for the House Chair on Energy & Environmental Protection. Additionally, during his fellowship Colin is serving as a law clerk to the Senior Environmental Court Judge of the First Circuit.

As a Rappa Fellow under the mentorship of Sea Grant Extension Agent Dolan Eversole, Colin is working on updating the Kailua Beach and Dune Management Plan and specifically working on an improvement plan for Kailua Beach Park. Colin is also taking part in a working group established to fulfill Mayor Caldwell’s promise to amend the Coastal Setback Ordinance. Additionally, Colin is conducting an analysis of Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes Chapter 205A and comparing policy goals to proposed legislation to amend the statute.