University of Hawai‘i
at Mānoa

Native Hawaiian Student Services

2600 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822 Fax (808) 956-0411

Office

QLCSS 104

Contact

Email

ileana@hawaii.edu

Phone

956-3805

ILEANA HAUNANI RUELAS

Community Outreach Coordinator

Native Hawaiian Student Services

About

Ileana Haunani Ruelas is from Waiʻanae and joined Native Hawaiian Student Services as the Community Outreach Coordinator in 2011.  Her role is to develop organizational/interdepartmental partnerships and community/school programs that support families and students in educational pathways.  She helps to bring schools on campus for tours/visits, represents HSHK in community meetings, recruits for the BA/MA program, participates in community events, and hosts presentations at Community Colleges, High Schools, and Community Programs (INPEACE, MAʻO, QLCSS, Na Pua Noʻeau).  Her passions are to create collective learning spaces that raise consciousness and advocacy around cultural history, language, and community assets.  She has a BA & MA in Sociology from UH Manoa.