Alyssa Rodello

Alyssa Rodello studies journalism and photography at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado and enjoys the mountains. She covers higher education.
Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Iconic Cactus Garden At Kapiolani Community College Faces An Uncertain Future

College officials debate the fate of cacti on campus as the garden’s caretakers search for more volunteers.

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier Alyssa Rodello/Civil Beat/2022

Want To Discourage Plant Thieves? Grow A Lilikoi And Squash Barrier

In September, faculty members at the Culinary Arts Edible Garden decided to try the “overgrowth method” — a last resort to keep thieves and pests away from their plants.

Minimum Wage, Affordable Housing Top Legislative Agendas On Opening Day Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Minimum Wage, Affordable Housing Top Legislative Agendas On Opening Day

Lawmakers will also consider proposals to expand access to mental health care, create new jobs and fund higher education programs in Hawaii.