Kater Hiney is the Education Coordinator for the ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Education Program at the Ridge to Reef Restoration Center (3RC) in Kailua-Kona. Kater holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Kater has been sharing her biological knowledge with students and the public for over 20 years. Kater has spent many years working and educating the public at such locations as Midway Atoll, NWR part of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as well as working for DLNR, Malama Kai Foundation, Hawaiʻi Pacific University, UH Sea-Grant, University of Hawaiʻi, and Hawaiʻi Department of Education. In addition to the ʻĀkoʻakoʻa Program, Kater is working as an education specialist facilitating monthly Reef Talks, and working to educate future generations and the public through community education school grants.