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Taylor "Maeʻole" Quanan

Maeʻole was born to and raised by Hawaiʻi Island. She graduated from Kealakehe High School and continued her education at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in International and Social Studies. She aspired to work in the United Nations with Women and Children in combat areas, however she returned home to care for the women and children of her life. Inspired by international innovation, Maeʻole is committed to help our community heal.  

She is a housing advocate, former Hawaiʻi State Youth Commissioner, and current member of the Oʻahu Economic Development Board. Together, these experiences inform her work as a Youth Development Specialist. She is honored to continue Queen Liliʻuokalani's legacy by helping kamaliʻi access opportunity.