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Morgan Serna

Legal Intern

"Rather than a political imperative that draws people together through reason, self-interest, and propaganda, aloha ʻāina is an internal love for place and community so strong that it cannot be overcome...The effective practice of aloha ʻāina creates and maintains two relationships: to the land itself, to that which feeds; and through that ʻupena of pilina (web of relationship), to oneʻs community. These relationships are themselves inseparable, relying upon each other for survival." Jamaica Osorio, Remembering our Intimacies: Mo'olelo, Aloha ʻĀina, and Ea

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Morgan Serna

Morgan supports Elemental’s In-House Counsel through legal research, contract drafting & management, and various other legal functions.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

She is currently in her 3rd and final year of the full-time JD program at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law. While receiving her BA in Philosophy with a minor in Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, she worked as an administrative intern for health and wellness start-up, Aqua RĒĒ. During her second year of law school, she helped local Native Hawaiian communities in West Maui restore their water rights with Richardson’s Native Hawaiian Legal Rights Clinic. She is grateful to be able to expand her knowledge of both entrepreneurship and environmental stewardship as a legal intern here at Elemental Excelerator.

Outside of the office

You can find her babysitting keiki (kids), talking story with kupuna (elders), traveling, snacking, churching or chilling alone with a book in hand and a foreign tv show playing.