Ākea Kahikina is a graduate student at UH Mānoa. His research includes ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi playwriting, acting, and storytelling linguistics.
Aloha mai! In whichever path life leads me, I move as a staunch support and protector of Hawaiʻi, its people, culture, resources, and essence of aloha. In both studying ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and storytelling, I intend to heal and galvanize my people by sharing the stories of our past and present, creating a solid foundation for future gyrations to nourish their ambitions and inspire others to innovate and create positive change.