As the Mobility and Equity Coordinator, Tabbi is responsible for driving Blue Planet’s goal of 50% carbon emissions reduction by 2030 in the transportation sector. She leads the Sustainable Transportation Coalition of Hawai’i (STCH) and will work to engage local stakeholders, agencies, and others to promote accessible, equitable and clean forms of mobility in the community.
Tabbi graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UH) with a B.S. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management, where she led the UH Surfrider Foundation Student Club, a coastal advocacy non-profit. With the collective effort of students, faculty and on-campus stakeholders, they were able to pass a straw ban policy on campus and empower the student community. In recent years, Tabbi has become increasingly involved with efforts to integrate values of inclusion and justice into environmental work.
Tabbi used to compete in amateur surf competitions and placed 1st in the Hawai’i State Championships for Girls Longboard.
“I have always been passionate about advocating for social justice and creating positive change for our communities. Climate change can be an extremely daunting topic to interact with. However, being able to tackle such an interdisciplinary and nuanced issue alongside the amazing Blue Planet Team gives me hope that we can truly make a difference!”