Jordan Akiyama

Public Affairs Officer, Pacific Islands
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300 Ala Moana Blvd Rm 3-122
Honolulu, HI 96850
United States

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About Jordan Akiyama

Whoever said actions speak louder than words, probably wasn't great at communicating. Words carry just as much weight as actions and have the power to change the world. Plants and wildlife aren't able to speak about their concerns on climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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 , habitat loss, invasive predation, and disease, so our scientist become their voices. Our job as public affairs specialist is to be sure those voices are heard. 

I was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaiʻi, before enlisting the U.S. Coast Guard in 2008. It was there I began my journey as a public affairs specialist after receiving training through the U.S. Army's Defense Information School. In 2014 I left active duty, but continued my service in the Coast Guard Reserves, while completing a degree in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Upon graduating, I returned to active duty on temporary orders before moving home and joining the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.