Sakurada first local female park ranger in Kalaupapa

| October 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

With all the worldwide attention that has been paid to Kalaupapa with the canonization of Saint Damien on Sunday, it’s nice to see a Molokai locals working for the National Park Service at the Kalaupapa National Historic Park.

Park Ranger Amy Sakurada is not only from Molokai but is also the first female ranger from Molokai to work in Kalaupapa.

Sakurada recently graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia on March 2009, and completed an extensive field training program at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in California in May.

Ranger Sakurada has been working for the National Park Service for 12 years. Prior to working at Kalaupapa National Historical Park, she worked on the island of Hawaii at Volcanoes National Park and Pu’ukohola National Historical Site.

Born and raised on Molokai, Ranger Sakurada is a graduate of Molokai High School and the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Ranger Sakurada is only the second law enforcement ranger at Kalaupapa National Historical Park who is from Molokai.

Category: Kalaupapa and Father Damien

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