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.

Ashley Kaono, Assistant Researcher

Ashley Kaono is our Assistant Researcher this session. She is from Honolulu, Hawai’i, and the daughter of a local family. After receiving a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Ashley developed her professional experience working as an AmeriCorps member with Kupu and the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘I, and as a staffer with both a State representative and U.S. congresswoman. Ashley is also a graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law where she received a certificate in Native Hawaiian law and worked as a Teaching Assistant in the law school’s Scholarly Research Methods course.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys surfing waves of less than three feet. She’s a great addition to our team and we’re sure you’ll enjoy working with her!