Kanoe Hardin uses technology to help lower the risk and impact of natural disasters around the world. Kanoe earned a B.A. Sc. and an A.S. in Engineering Technology from the University of Hawaii and a B.A. in Creative Writing from Linfield College. Kanoe lives on the island of Maui and works for the Pacific Disaster Center as a technical writer and test engineer. She uses applied science, computer science, and engineering to help mitigate the effects of natural disasters worldwide.