Civil Beat Staff

Megan Tagami

Megan Tagami is a reporting intern for Honolulu Civil Beat. She is a rising senior studying political science and public affairs at UCLA.

At UCLA, Megan writes for the Daily Bruin and contributes to the features and national news and higher education beats. She is also an editor for PRIME, The Bruin’s quarterly magazine. She enjoys covering developments throughout the University of California system as well as Asian American communities on campus and throughout Los Angeles.

In addition to interning at Civil Beat, Megan is a fellow for AAJA VOICES, which provides college students with the opportunity to develop long-form stories throughout the summer while receiving training from professional journalists.

Megan was born and raised in Honolulu. In her free time, she is out looking for a good cup of coffee or finding new hiking trails with her cousin.

The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys? Courtesy: Partners in Development Foundation

The Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility Has No Girls. Can It Do The Same For Boys?

Advocates say years of reforms and efforts by nonprofit organizations and state agencies are finally paying off.

Hawaii County Police Chief Plans To Retire After 40 years Tim Wright/Civil Beat

Hawaii County Police Chief Plans To Retire After 40 years

Paul Ferreira has led the department on the Big Island since 2016.

The Fight For Paid Family Leave Insurance Flickr: Nikolay Gromin

The Fight For Paid Family Leave Insurance

Too many families are burdened with infant or elder care, causing serious financial hardship.