Wendy Clerinx ’96 of Hilo, Hawaii, has been named part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s policy team to oversee policy initiatives and legislative issues. Clerinx serves as Policy Director. She worked for Abercrombie for 10 years in Washington, D.C. when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Clerinx began as his legislative assistant in 2000 and was promoted to Legislative Director, where she worked extensively on many issues, including the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, and legislation advancing the nation’s movement to renewable energy.