Civil Beat Staff

Mariko Chang

Mariko Chang is Membership and Events Manager for Honolulu Civil Beat.

She joined Civil Beat in September 2016, shortly after the organization transitioned to a nonprofit.  This new role presents an exciting opportunity to support Civil Beat’s mission though partnerships, live events, and by communicating the value of independent, member-supported journalism.  In between organizing monthly member events and public gatherings such as Civil Beat’s signature Hawaii Storytellers series and Civil Cafe panel discussions, Mariko enjoys exploring the Kaimuki area, just outside the newsroom’s doors.

Prior to Civil Beat, Mariko held positions at the Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Studio Art from the University of Redlands and went on to pursue her Master’s in Business Administration and Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University.  She currently serves on the board of the Hawaii Museums Association and participates in a leadership program through the Western States Arts Federation.

Mariko welcomes your questions about membership and future programming and can be reached at

Life Without The National Endowment For The Arts Screenshot: PBS

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