Associate editor Noah Perales-Estoesta

A staff person who started as a student intern and rose through the ranks to become our associate editor is Noah Perales-Estoesta. Noah began working at MĀNOA as an intern in January 2013 and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in spring 2015 with degrees in English and Spanish. As an undergraduate student, he received a prestigious Fulbright teaching assistantship, living and working in Brazil for most of 2016. For MĀNOA, Noah did extensive research and editing work on Curve of the Hook: An Archaeologist in Polynesia and coedited Becoming Brazil: New Fiction, Poetry, and Memoir. He also conducted the interviews that appear at and has published his translations in the online journal Words Without Borders. He is currently living and working in Thailand.