Congratulations to Our New AICPs!

The APA Hawaii Chapter would like to recognize the following individuals who recently received their AICP certification. Please join us in congratulating our new AICPs!

Dayea Shim, AICP

Ms. Shim is a passionate urban planner committed to community engagement and sustainable development.

Her journey began as a Complete Streets trainee in Honolulu, sparking her ambition to become an urban planner. With a focus on transportation planning and research on climate resilience, she earned her Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa.

Now a valued member of HHF Planners, Dayea actively contributes her skills to master planning and community engagement initiatives. Her dedication to involving communities in the planning process makes her a driving force in shaping vibrant and resilient cities.

She is also excited to share her knowledge and support the growth of aspiring planning students and young professionals. Dayea's captivating Instagram account, @planforplanners, acts as a platform where she shares her urban planning passion, providing valuable insights and tips for aspiring AICP planners.

Julie-Ann Cachola, AICP

Ms. Cachola is a Native Hawaiian planner who works with Native Hawaiian beneficiaries to create Hawaiian Homestead communities on the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust. Working in the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for the past 16 years, she uses her institutional knowledge to develop new programs and opportunities for native Hawaiians to return to their ancestral lands. Julie has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, a Bachelor's degree from Pomona College, Claremont, and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools. She was awarded an East-West Center graduate scholarship and received a fellowship from Stanford’s First Nations’ Futures Institute which convenes indigenous leaders from Alaska, Hawai‘i, and New Zealand to share native perspectives and indigenous solutions to tackle environmental, cultural, and economic challenges in their respective communities. Julie is a lifetime resident of Wai‘anae, O‘ahu, and was elected to serve on the Wai'anae Coast Neighborhood Board.