is a third-year Ph.D. student in Visual Studies with an emphasis in Global Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where he is thinking about contemporary art, political ecology, and decolonial geographies. He earned a B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2018, graduating summa cum laude with honors in Art History and a certificate in Environmental Studies.

Aaron is a co-chair of the Environmental Humanities research cluster at UCI and a co-founder of the Climate Futures Collective ︎. His arts-based practice is Hillside Slides ︎. 

He has worked in various capacities with the Orange County Museum of Art ︎,  UCI Humanities Center ︎,  Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts ︎, Institute and Museum of California Art ︎, Laguna Art Museum ︎, Salvage Public ︎, Honolulu Museum of Art ︎, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Art Galleries ︎, and John Young Museum of Art ︎.  

Aaron is a haole settler based︎in occupied Hawai‘i and on Tongva and Acjachemen lands in the area now known as Southern California. 🌊🌾🌋