Jade Iokepa joins the Blue Zones Project team as Community Engagement Lead for East Hawaii. With over 14 years of marketing, management, human resource, and operations experience, Jade brings an abundance of community connectedness to lead engagement for Blue Zones Project East Hawaii.  Prior to joining Blue Zones Project, Jade Iokepa was Director of Operations at a local medical eye clinic for over 7 years. Jade was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. She achieved a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Professional Accounting.  After earning her degree from California State University at Chico, she worked for Intuit TurboTax in software testing and marketing. Later, she became office and marketing manager for a Hawaii vacation rental company. Jade is passionate about helping people find their purpose in life and coordinates all Purpose Workshops in East Hawaii.  One of her purposes in life is to encourage community volunteering and organizes community volunteer events in East Hawaii.