University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Bachelor of Arts, Public Health
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter
U.S. Green Building Council, Hawai‘i Chapter

Areas of Special Competence

Climate Change Adapatation & Resilience Planning
Multimodal Transportation Planning
Environmental Planning
Community Engagement
Digital Engagement Planning

Dayea Shim


Dayea gained experience in community outreach while working on various projects in Honolulu. She assists planning projects with research, data collection and analysis, report writing, and community outreach.  Dayea previously worked as a graduate research assistant at UH Mānoa, where she published a report on Building Capacity for Climate Adaptation to better understand the impacts of sea level rise and coastal flooding, as well as to identify concerns and adaptation priorities from a practical standpoint in a local context on the island of O’ahu. Her motivation is to make our cities more resilient and sustainable for future generations. 

Dayea spends her free time making YouTube videos and Instagram reels about Hawai‘i and digital nomads.

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