[he/him] Dennis joined HIPHI in 2022 as the Program Manager for the Hawaii Farm to School Hui. He grew up in Connecticut, and after earning a BA in English from Central Connecticut State University, taught English in Europe, Asia, and Hawaiʻi from 2001 to 2008. He received an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hawai‘i Pacific University in 2008. After a 6-year stay in New York City, Dennis returned to Honolulu, working as a Faculty Specialist at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and later as a Program Officer at the East-West Center. In 2021 he was awarded an MBA from Shidler College of Business and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.