TRE' PACKARD
Co-founder, World Oceans Day Hawai‘i

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Tre’ Packard, from Southern California, is the founder and managing director of PangeaSeed.

Packard utilizes art, design and new media to transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries inspiring positive global change.

For over half a decade Packard travelled throughout Asia documenting some of most remote and challenging locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life such as sharks, tuna and manta rays.

With a BA in Mass Communications and a BS in Sociology, as well as over 10 years of international, linguistic and cultural expertise, Packard utilizes his unique skill set and hands-on approach to further promote and inspire a new era in marine conservation.

AKIRA BIONDO
Co-founder, World Oceans Day Hawai‘i

Akira Biondo was born and raised in Basel, Switzerland. Growing up in a creative, culturally and linguistically multi-faceted environment, she soon developed a passion for foreign languages, travel and photography, which continue to be shape her life.

Having traveled to many parts of the world including some of the world’s remotest locations, Biondo has had the opportunity to document and experience first-hand the human impact on the planet.

An aspiring marine environmental anthropologist, Biondo is hoping to combine expertise in ecology with anthropological methods in order to better understand the social and cultural dynamics of communities and promote environmental sustainability.

TAYLOUR CHANG
Manager, Honolulu Museum of Art | Doris Duke Theatre

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Taylour Chang is the Doris Duke Theatre Manager at the Honolulu Museum of Art where she helps to oversee film programs, concerts, and lectures.

As a filmmaker, she has written and directed documentaries and short films that have screened at the Hawaii International Film Festival and other festivals around the world.

She studied Film Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University where she also organized film screenings and lectures through the Yale Film Society and Whitney Humanities Center.  

ABBIE ALGAR
Film Curator, Honolulu Museum of Art | Doris Duke Theatre

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A film, art and literature enthusiast, Abbie manages the year-round film program at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre, where she runs several annual film festivals that spotlight everything from Bollywood, to surf filmmaking, to contemporary Filipino cinema. 

Abbie studied Fine Art at the Arts University Bournemouth before going on to the University of Reading and University of Bologna. She received her BA in History of Art & Italian in 2005 and has since worked at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, and the National Portrait Gallery in London. Prior to coming to Honolulu, Abbie spent four years at Great North Artists Management in Toronto, assisting screenwriters, playwrights and novelists with their work for stage, film and television.