A long time ago in a wā Kumulipo far far away there lived a girl who danced Halemaʻumaʻu... and turns out not much has changed! Lol. I am still super excited to learn about Hawaiʻi lifeways and am grateful to dance and chant our aloha to our elemental and environmental kin. Because of the tremendous support of my parents, teachers and community, I am a graduate of Pūnana Leo and Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Maui, a two-time Womenʻs Volleyball National Champion while at Stanford University, and recently earned a doctorate from Pepperdine University.
I study leadership, change/learning, belonging, and systems theory. I am wildly curious about the neuroscience of oli and the transformational power of love, focused attention, oli, and ritual. I like long walks on the beach (jk! ...anyone from Hālau ʻŌhiʻa knows I truly like long kuahu talks), poetry, and laughing. And I am grateful to sit on the board of two wahine Hawaiʻi run non-profits, Hawaiʻi Land Trust and Hui Alanui o Makena.