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.