White House Author
Fellow, Kupu RISE Program
Jon Brito served three AmeriCorps terms with Kupu's Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps from 2008 to 2013, as a team member, team leader, and a year-long intern. During these terms, Jon engaged the local youth and community members on the rural island of Moloka'i in critical environmental community service and indigenous cultural practices. Jon's commitment to serving the island's land and people has helped protect and restore countless endangered native Hawaiian species and habitats, perpetuate native Hawaiian knowledge and culture, and has inspired other local youth and community members to take an active part in the conservation movement on Molokai. Currently, Jon is a fellow in Kupu's RISE Program, where he is finding ways to make agri-businesses more energy efficient. He is also completing the Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology Program at the University of Hawaii's Maui Campus.