Kawena is attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she majored in communications.
She enjoys going to the beach and going on hikes. "Spending time with my family and friends is very important to me,” said Kawena.
Kawena said working at the trust was her “first real job” and gave her a “taste of the real world.”
Kawena graduated from Kaimuki High School in Honolulu where she played volleyball. She now plays in co-ed tournaments at school and in the summer Classics tournaments.