• Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. -Diderot
  • I dwell in possibility. -Emily Dickinson
  • The only journey is the one within. -Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. -Rumi

Conference Presentations

2016 Action Research as a Path to Inafa' Maolek: Researching the Past to Shape the Future of Educational Technology, 22nd Pacific History Association Conference, Guam, May 20
2015 Co-presenter, Meditation as a Tool for Teachers, Maui Independent Schools Organization (MISO) Conference, Pukalani, Maui, September 25
2015 Culturally Responsive Educational Technology, Maui Independent Schools Organization (MISO) Conference, Pukalani , Maui, September 25
2015 2015 Panelist: Tips for Supporting Pacific Islander Students Navigating Success in College, Hawai‘i Island College Access Network Summit Ho‘okahi ka ‘ilau like ‘ana. Kona, September 18
2015 Carrying Culture: Pacific Women Leadership Challenge, University of Hawai‘i-Hilo Ka Lama Ku Student Leadership Conference with support from the Wo Speaker’s Bureau, February 28


Invited Talks

2017 “Animation Inspirations,” PechaKucha Performance with animators/artists Michael Q. Ceballos and Matthew Kawika Ortiz, Honolulu Museum of Art School, May 5
2017 10th Annual Marshallese Education Day Keynote Address, Honolulu, April 29
2017 Keynote Address: “Cultural Values in the Workplace,” Chaminade University of Honolulu Staff Development Day, March 21 and 22
2017 “The Ocean Our Ink,” PechaKucha Performance with Lee Kava and Taqi Qolouvaki, Honolulu Museum of Art School, February 17
2016 “Bridging Cultures” presentation as part of the Talanoa Speaker Series, City College of San Francisco, November 17
201 Opening Chant, Hawai‘i International Film Festival Pacific Showcase Shorts, Honolulu, November 8 and November 11
2016 “Bridging Cultures: Chamorro Women Academics “Home” and “Away” presentation as part of a Chamorro Speaker Series panel with Dr. Craig Santos Perez, Dr. Michael Perez, and Jesi Lujan Bennett, October 28
2016 Culturally Responsive Educational Technology, Featured Speaker Presentation, Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu Convention Center, October 21
2016 Mobilizing our Past to Succeed in the Future: Culturally Responsive Leadership & Leadership Development from a Pacific Islander’s Perspective, Featured Speaker Presentation, Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu Convention Center, October 20
2016 Moving from Culturally Responsive to Culturally Sustaining Educational Practices, Featured Speaker Presentation, Schools of the Future Conference, Honolulu Convention Center, October 20


Campus Talks

2017 Culture Based Leadership: A Pacific Islander’s Perspective, All-day workshop for UH-Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College students, sponsored by the UH Office of Student Equity Excellence and Diversity IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success) initiative, March 20
2017 Culture Based Leadership: A Pacific Islander’s Perspective, All-day workshop for UH-Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College faculty and staff, sponsored by the UH-Hilo Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund and the UH Office of Student Equity Excellence and Diversity IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Success) initiative, March 19
2017 Culture-Based Leadership Professional Development Course, Maui College, February 14
2017 Guest Lecture: Micronesian Perspectives, Pacific Studies 108 Pacific Worlds, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, February 2
2016 Guest Lecture: Community-Based Research and Research as Social Justice in the UHM CPED EdD in Professional Educational Practice and Indigenous Research Methodologies, San Francisco State University, November 20