- Instructor, Native American & Indigenous Studies
- M.A., Student Development Administration, Seattle University, 2012
- B.S., Exercise Science, University of Puget Sound, 2008
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- First Nations Futures Fellow, 2019-2020
- NAPALI Fellow, 2018
I am born and raised on Maui, HI and have been living in the Seattle-Tacoma area since 2008. The primary way I stay connected with my home and my Hawaiian culture is through outrigger paddling which also allows me to explore the amazing waterways of the Coast Salish peoples. I began working at PLU in 2012 and continue to be excited about the energy, creativity, and commitment that our students bring to envisioning and actualizing DJS at PLU and beyond. Work in the Center for DJS allows me to continuously practice living and leading in intersections of diversity, justice, and sustainability, what I think is Native common sense.
When im not at PLU, I enjoy being outside, cooking, and hanging out with my family on our floating home.