State Team

These are our state-wide organizers. They're responsible for getting initiatives up, running, and going across all islands we're active in.

Kawika Pegram

Executive Director

Kawika is the founder and State Lead of Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Strike. He is passionate about politics, community organizing, and burgers. His hobbies include guitar, video games, and debating.

Kristen Brown

Co-State Logistics Director

Kristen D. Brown is 17 years old and a senior at James Campbell High School. She serves as the State Logistics Director for Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Strike. Long term, Kristen wants to live in a world where people do not have to suffer for basic human rights.

Camron Johnson

Co-State Logistics Director

Camron is 17 years old and a 2020 graduate of Hawaii Technology Academy. She joined HYCC to work towards a future where climate and social justice aren’t a luxury but an expectation because she believes her younger siblings deserve at least that much. She spends most of her spare time with her family and relaxing when she gets the chance.

Anna Chua

State Outreach Director

Anna is a Peace & Conflict Studies and Psychology undergraduate student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, born and raised in Malaysia. She believes in the power of grassroots organizing through community outreach, and seeks to empower youth while amplifying marginalized voices. Her work is centered on intersectional and decolonial justice, and she is grateful to be able to foster fruitful bonds with fellow youths and organizers along the way. 

Jade Frank

State Communications Director



Meet the state team behind the Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition. With positions ranging from the state team to school ambassadors, HYCC has a place for everyone looking to combat the climate crisis.

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Dyson Chee

State Advocacy Director

Dyson has been an avid water man for as long as he can remember, and loves going to the beach. A freshman at Kapiʻolani Community College, Dyson joined Hawaiʻi Youth Climate Coalition to inspire other people to protect what they love, whether it be the local shore breaks or the health of their family and friends. In his free time, Dyson enjoys playing tennis, snorkeling, and drinking boba. 

Jade is 18 years old and lives in Kapahulu, Oʻahu. She is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and is attending the University of Pennsylvania. She is passionate about politics and the intersections of social justice and economic policy. In her free time, she enjoys painting, cooking, and playing with dogs. 


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