Noelani Puniwai, Assistant Professor, Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies is passionate about cultivating the next generation of students to mālama ʻāina. Hailing from Puna on Hawaiʻi Island, she and her children love to huakaʻi and learn the moʻolelo of the ʻāina.

Her research interests include ancestral Hawaiian knowledge regarding the ʻāina, coastal ecosystems, cultural geography, seascapes, climate change, and most definitely – Kanaloa. Noe believes that we can use the rigor and methodologies of pono science, the foundational wisdom of our kūpuna, and our experiential daily practice of aloha ‘āina to awaken responsible action for the future of our Hawaiʻi.

For more, visit https://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/people/kamakakuokalani/noelani-puniwai/