Kai Hoshijo is 25 years old and hails from Niu Valley, Oahu. She recently received her Master’s degree from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) and graduated in 2019 with her BSc in NREM. She is a navigation student and volunteer crew member with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center. Her recent work titled “O Niu ka inoa: Management lessons based on historical timelines and community stories of a degraded nearshore resource” featured archival research and community interviews to enhance the understanding of Konohiki fishery management in Niu Ahupuaʻa. Kai loves being on the ocean and spending time near it. In her free time, she teaches, makes pottery and loves working in her yard.