Maurina Paradise

Finance & Operations Manager

Maurina’s role at Electa Quinney Institute is to manage the human resource, fiscal and budget information, and otherwise support the various programs of EQI. She is a wearer of multiple diverse hats being responsible for:

  • organizing and running the 10-day residential camp, American Indian Science Scholar Program (AISSP) in partnership with NARCH
  • maintaining and generating content for the website
  • budget development, management & reporting (grant and hard monies)
  • developing infographics/ maps, marketing materials and flyers

Maurina has been appointed to a number of taskforces and committees. She is a member of the Multicultural Network and has co-chaired the planning committee for the annual Fall Welcome Open house event. Additionally, she serves with her fellow EQI staff members on the American Indian Advisory Group to the Provost.

Maurina joined EQI in March of 2013 after moving to Milwaukee from Denver, CO. However, she spent her childhood living on the Island of Hawai’i where her education was filled with the history and stories of Native Hawaiians. Maurina also learned the duality of the natural environment; powerful yet fragile. She holds three degrees from Indiana University; a B.S. (Pre-Law), M.A. (Journalism) and M.P.A. (Environmental Policy). She has a reputation for getting things done.