Keala Carter
Hawaiian ancestry:
Papa's side is Kekaulike from Oahu and my Tutu's side is Pihaleo from Kauai. My Tutu was in one of the earliest classes of women to attend Kamehameha Schools. My grandma and dad were both KS grads
Educational background:
Undergraduate degree in Sociology from Princeton University (focus on cross-cultural understanding) Master's in Environmental Law & Policy from Vermont Law School (focus on mediation and negotiation)
Employment history:
Federal policy advocate at OHA, Washington D.C. office (current) Policy aide in Senator Schatz' office (2 yrs) Project manager on mediations across Hawaii (1 yr) Paralegal at a law firm in NYC (4 yrs)
Criminal record:
Personal statement:
Teachings from my kūpuna provide the lens by which I see the world – an appreciation that life (all life) is precious, stewardship and humility towards the `āina, and a belief that we are stronger because of our differences not in spite of them. My work supporting a U.S. Senator on the Indian Affairs Committee has provided me first-hand experience with the ins and outs of a gov't-to-gov't relationship, and my time facilitating mediations in Hawai'i has taught me a collaborative approach to solving problems and the importance of listening to all sides of an issue before developing an opinion. If elected, my goal will be to build bridges and keep people focused on the bright future we can build together instead of getting stuck in politics and positions. I see participation in the 'Aha as a means to address real world problems in the community (disproportionate health issues, access to high quality education, home-ownership, etc.) and provide the foundation for a promising and culturally-relevant future. It would be an honor to serve as a delegate in the upcoming 'Aha and I pledge to put the interests of the lāhui above my own. With this opportunity to write our own future - I mua!
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
  • Mahesh Cleveland
  • Meakalia Katelyn Pevich-Liu
  • Catelin Kawahinekoa Aiwohi
  • Marsha Leinaala Gilbert
  • Alvin Hawai'i Pauole
  • David Earl Kaleoikaika Cooper
  • Daniel Kalani Wassman
  • Juliana Maili Kaulukukui Tennberg
  • Michael Eric Rawlins
  • Sue Ann Momi Napoleon

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