Nalani Balutski

Research & Assessment Specialist
PI, Kapaʻakea; Co-PI, Hoapili



  • BA, Business Administration, Loyola Marymount University
  • MA, Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • MEd, Educational Administration, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa


Nalani Balutski was raised in Kahluʻu and is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama. In 2008 she joined Native Hawaiian Student Services as member of the Kōkua A Puni grant. Since then she has become instrumental in the creation and implementation of a number of NHSSʻ federal grants. She is currently the Research & Assessment for Hawaiʻinuiākea and works closely with the Director of NHSS as both the PI of the Kapaʻakea grant and CO-PI of the Hoapili grant.

NHSS Programs/Activities:

  • Hawaiian Youths Abroad
  • Hale Paʻi Student Publication Project