Student Spotlight: Adam Mahiʻai Dochin

Hawaiinuiakea is committed to educating the next generation of leaders, some of whom we’re featuring in this series on haumana of the School of Hawaiian Knowledge. To support our students please attend Hoohalialia on October 7.

1. Where are you from?

I am from Waimea, Hawaiʻi.

2. Tell us about your academic studies and how you became interested in that subject

I attended UH Maui College and in 2013, I graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts and an AA in Hawaiian Studies.  I transferred to UH Mānoa, and in 2016 graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in Hawaiian Language and Hawaiian Studies.

I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Hawaiian Language.  The first Hawaiian language class  I took at UHMC was with an amazing kumu who made Hawaiian language exciting and challenging.  I was hooked from that point and I love where this journey has taken me so far.

3. What would you like to do with your training? 

I enjoy doing research, particularly in the Hawaiian language newspapers.  If the opportunity presents itself, I would like to try teaching.