Profiles

Matthew Kapalikū Schirman ’92

As co-founder of Hui Ku Maoli Ola and Papahana Kuaola, Matt Kapalikū Schirman ’92 is at the center of a movement to restore native plant species and ahupua‘a management practices.

Paige Okamura ’09

With her own radio show on KTUH and as a scholar at the University of Hawai‘i, Paige Okamura ’09 is part of the new wave of Hawaiian language revival.

Pamela Hamamoto ’78

Pamela K. Hamamoto ’78 was nominated in 2014 by former President Barack Obama ’79 as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Kazumi Ogawa ’86

Kazumi Ogawa ’86 has worked for the United Nations since 1994 in Yugoslavia, Central African Republic, Haiti and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ethan D.B. Abbott ’72

Ethan Abbott ’72 coined the phrase “Punahou – Kindergarten through Life” to describe an alumnus’ ongoing connection to the School even beyond graduation.

David W. Pratt ’53

As president and CEO of Grove Farm for 20 years, David Pratt ’53 helped the company – and the island – transition away from sugar.

Bruce and Lita Thompson ’68 Blankenfeld

Bruce and Lita Thompson ’68 Blankenfeld are the dynamic duo who for more than 40 years has been teaching, mentoring and learning on behalf of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.