Born, raised and currently living in Kewalo homestead has taught me many cultural values. Hawaiian values from my grandparents, parents and my neighbors. Knowing my community and building a relationship with them is very important to me. It Is nice when you’re walking or driving in Papakolea and everyone knows your name. This is a way of knowing you made a connection.
At Kula no na Poʻe Hawaii, I am a Community Health Worker with the Papakolea Board & Stone Program and also organize Papakolea’s Annual Trunk or Treat. I'm a proud grandmother and in 2022, I was Paʻu Princess for the island of Lanaʻi in the Aloha Festival Parade. I feel blessed and grateful and look forward to another great year ahead.