Joey Palupe

Kuʻi Imu

Joey Kalanakilaokalāhui Palupe has been an active part of Hawaiian ʻāina based education for over 13 years. Born and raised in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu, Kalanakilaokalāhui has been afforded an upbringing rooted in Hawaiian values and practices. Intrigued and proud of his heritage and culture he continued to expand on the foundation that his family started; doing so through his educational achievements and career pathway. Graduate of Kamehameha Schools and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a degree in Hawaiian Studies, he has worked in various Hawaiian non-profit organizations and taught aloha ʻāina at Kamehameha Schools. He is currently the manager of Hawaiian Culture, Community Engagement & Education at Kualoa Ranch, where he is able to expand and further commit his kuleana to our ʻāina and kānaka through ʻāina based experiences and education. He hopes to bridge his family traditions with that of what he has learned from many great kumu to share more depth and insight into cultural practices such as imu, kuʻi kalo and more.