Homegrown in Ka`u, Hawai‘i Island, Lourdes embraces the treasures of island life –
from the beauty of the land to its people – along with its lessons, which have taught and instilled in her valuable qualities for the future. Lourdes interned at the Hilo Children’s Center from 2007-2008. She then studied Marriage and Family Therapy through Argosy University and was recruited by the Hilo kīpuka in 2009. She completed coursework through Capella University from 2009-2014 in General Psychology, PhD, all but dissertation (ABD). Her goal is to continue healing work with people who seek it.