Virginia Beck, PAR Coordinator

Virginia couples her Master’s Degree in Public Administration with years of service in the Public Access Room and other government, educational, and nonprofit settings. She’s an avid reader, crossword puzzler, and enjoys getting outdoors.

Keanu Young, Assistant Coordinator

Keanu has worked in the legislative branch at both the state and county levels of government and has many years of legislative experience. Having worked for several Hawaii State Representatives in a variety of roles, Keanu is quite familiar with the legislative process and how things work at the Capitol. He enjoys spending his free time with his family.

2024 PAR Staff photo
2024 PAR Staff (L-R): Virginia Beck, Andy Eickholt, Keanu Young, Courtney Mrowczynski

Andy Eickholt, Assistant Researcher

Andy Eickholt has over 15 years of experience as a corporate and academic librarian. Originally from Kansas, she has had the opportunity to move around quite a bit and most recently lived in Cambridge, England for two and a half years before moving permanently to Oahu in early 2022. Andy enjoys participating in book clubs as well as volunteering. Before coming to PAR, she volunteered for a local organization that provides services to houseless populations, and she continues to volunteer at the Honolulu Zoo in her spare time.

Courtney Mrowczynski, Assistant Researcher

Courtney Mrowczynski is excited to come back to the Public Access Room as a Legislative Research Assistant for the 2024 session. (She was with us in 2020 for the abbreviated session that year.) She moved to Hawaii from Arizona in 2011 to finish college and earned her Bachelor’s degree from UH Manoa in Sociology/Criminology. Courtney enjoys gardening, playing volleyball, and volunteering for social justice issues. Helping people get involved in the democratic process and make their voices heard brings her a lot of satisfaction.