Jade Rhodes is an aspiring urban ecologist, environment equity advocate, and community planner. Her previous role as an urban & community forestry conservation leader with the Hawaiʻi State Division of Forestry and Wildlife and Kupu ʻAina Conservation Corps shaped her extensive knowledge and experiences in community- led natural resource management. Jade holds a double baccalaureate degree in International Studies: Sustainability & Development and Asian/ Pacific Island Studies from Hawaiʻi Pacific University. She is passionate in the research areas of community development, urban ecology, cultural/ environmental resilience, the indigenous populations’ relationship to the land, and the social- ecological functions green infrastructure has on urban landscapes. In her new role as a Community Assistance Fellow with MANO and the National Park Service RTCA Program she strives to increase access to equitable outdoor spaces, support community driven natural resource management efforts, and perpetuate conservation and land stewardship on public lands. She is aligned with and dedicated to the mission of the NPS RTCA Program to preserve and enhance natural and cultural resources for future generations.