Dr. Rachel Hoerman is an archaeologist and adjunct professor at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with more than ten years’ experience throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Indo-Pacific region. Dr. Hoerman specializes in planning, permitting, and managing archaeological projects, forging mutually beneficial relationships amongst diverse clients and stakeholders and developing and implementing innovative heritage management strategies. She also specializes in combining unmanned aerial systems (UAS) approaches with traditional archaeological fieldwork and research. Dr. Hoerman has performed archaeological field and laboratory work throughout the Hawaiian Islands and Pacific Rim, heritage assessments in Southeast Asia, historic preservation work in the Mariana Islands and rock art research globally. In addition, she lectures in the University of Hawai’i system.