“Mokulana, sacred floating islands of Hawaii: Implementing ancient Polynesian concepts with modern technology”
Of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Chinese & Russian Jewish heritage, Senator English graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1984. He went on to Taiwan, continuing his studies and received a certificate from the Center for Public and Business Administration Education from the National Chengchi University. Then in 1989 he earned his B.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from Hawai’i Loa College. He is an alumnus of the East-West Center’s Institute of Culture & Communication, and completed graduate studies at UH Manoa in 1995 with an M.A. in Pacific Island Studies.
Former President, Association of Pacific Island Legislatures; Member, National Council of State Legislatures Transportation Committee; Delegate, National Caucus of Native American State Legislators; Member, American Council for Young Political Leaders; Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation & International Affairs; Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Energy and Environment; Member, Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs; Member, Senate Committee on Ways & Means; Member, Advisory Group of the Integrated Resource Plan; Member, Hawai’i Invasive Species Committee; Member, O’ahu Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Committee; Member, Hawai’i Energy Policy Forum; Board Member, Maui Arts & Cultural Center; Board Member, Ho’onipa’a no Hana Foundation; Vice President, Hui Aina O Hana.