Ku’ulei is driven by the need to learn and grow which is a never ending process. She believes that it takes courage to grow and with courage comes true change.
Ku’ulei worked in the property management industry as a community association manager. In her move from Kona to Portland, and with the rise in antiracism efforts, she began looking for more opportunities to get involved on a personal and professional level. This prompted her switch to the philanthropic sector.
"I have always wanted to be part of the bigger picture.”
Prior to working at Meyer, Ku’ulei worked in community associations across the leeward side of the Big Island where she also volunteered with local organizations focused in environmental conservation. Her history with inequality and social justice is rooted in the mele and oli of her ancestors.
Ku’ulei continues to advocate for Native Hawaiian rights; from the protests on Mauna Kea to the need to uplift those in her community. She now enjoys volunteering with the Forest Park Conservancy and the Ke Kukui Foundation.
Ku’ulei joined Meyer in June 2020.