For Kuʻulani, working for the Queen means coming full-circle.
Kuʻulani grew up in and around the Children’s Center at Koʻolaupoko, as a beneficiary of its ʻōpio programs, and as granddaughter to kupuna Thelma Ulsh-Cotter. She was with the first class of Nā Mamo Makamae and remains best friends with a fellow classmate today.
Kuʻulani brings knowledge and experience in the education, policy and non-profit sectors, working for Kamehameha Schools on the Waiʻanae Coast, Good Beginnings Alliance, and most recently as INPEACEʻs Research & Development Director. A proud Castle High graduate, she spent several years on the East Coast, gaining both education and real-life experience in Washington, DC and New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies from UH Mānoa and a Masterʻs of Arts in Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy from NYU.
In her spare time, Kuʻulani loves to improve her ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, binge watch comedy shows on Netflix, sing, and spend time with her family – husband Jarrett, son Lenox, 5, and daughter Emma, 2. Secretly, she tries to channel her inner Claire Underwood as the wife of a legislator – except, she’s too nice. Kuʻulani is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to give back to the Queen and her legacy.