Kolokea Kauaula

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What’s your passion?
Learning more about cultures and other indigenous communities.

How would you describe your personal journey in life?
Like the ocean, there are calm seas, rough seas, the unknown, peace and chaos. Future? I honestly do not know, just focusing on the now.

Why did you choose to attend UH Hilo?
I wanted to continue my journey in ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i and find a place that is a “home away from home,” and Hilo was it!

Why did you choose your major?
I grew up speaking ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i and graduated from a Hawaiian immersion school. Knowing that, I did not want to lose that connection and part of myself. I knew UH Hilo had a great ʻŌlelo program, so I took it upon myself to strengthen and grow in my native tongue.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life or at UH Hilo?
One main lesson I learned at UH Hilo is to find your hui, a small community of friends, peers and mentors who will support and encourage you in your life journey!

What would be your personal motto?
“Let it go, let it flow” – don’t force things to happen. If it is not meant to be, let it go, and let things flow naturally.

What are some causes that you care about?
Anything with aloha, ʻāina, teaching children, helping people/communities.