KENNETH O’BRIEN received his MA from Maitripa College as part of the founding class in 2010.  Since then, his work and travels have taken him to many locations, including Hawaii and Alaska.

During October of 2015, I presented my original research on Hawaiian whales and the history of Hawaiian whale hunting at the biennial conference on Marine Mammology in San Francisco. At the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary on Maui, I also gave presentations last year with Dr. Fred Sharpe and the Alaska Whale Foundation. This summer, I’ll return to Alaska as Scientific Expedition Leader on the Admiralty Dream, a 50 passenger tour vessel that travels throughout the wilderness of Southeast Alaska. (Spring 2016)