EDUCATION
2006
The George Washington University, Certificate of Completion-Museum Studies

2002
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Bachelor of Fine Arts- Fiber Arts

SELECT AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2015
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship- Traditional Arts

2009
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Recognition Award, Kahului, HI

2001
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts Apprenticeship, Honolulu, HI Lauhala weaving with Esther Kakalia Westmoreland

SELECT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008-present
Bishop Museum, Cultural Resources, Honolulu, HI
Cultural Resource Specialist: Participates in collection management activities, providing a traditional, cultural approach to the care and interpretation of collections

2015
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hilo HI
Educational Specialist: Kīpuka Scholar-In-Residence program

2014
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Hilo HI
Educational Specialist: Kīpuka Scholar-In-Residence program

2013
Hawai‘i community College, Hilo, HI
Instructor: Kā ‘Upena: Hawaiian Netting Workshop
Instructor: Hawaiian Adornments Workshop

2012
Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
Instructor: Hawaiian Cordage Workshop
Instructor: Hina‘i: Hawaiian Fish Trap Workshop

2011
National Museum of the American Indian and Transformer Gallery, Washington D.C.
Cultural Advisor: This IS Hawai‘i exhibit

2009
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
Curator: Ka Lei Papale: Hats of Hawai‘i

2002-2008
Bishop Museum, Cultural Collections, Honolulu, HI
Collections Technician: Responsible for caring for and maintaining the museum’s collection and associated records; assist in providing access to closed collections

2008
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop

2005
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop

2004
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop

2003
Chaminade University, Honolulu, HI
Instructor: Hawaiian Fiber Arts Workshop

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2016
Presenter: “ʻAʻahu Kino Lau: Environmental Kinship Ritualized Through Regalia and Adornments”, University of Hawaiʻi- Hilo, Hilo, HI

2015
Presenter: “Kana: Cord Culture of Hawaiʻi”, University of Hawaiʻi- Hilo, Hilo, HI
Presenter: “Innovation Through Hawaiian Design”, East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

2013
Presenter: “That Which Binds Us Together”, TedX Manoa, University of Hawai‘i- Manoa, HI
Presenter: “Jaki-Ed: Marshallese Mats”, University of Hawai‘i- Hilo, HI
Presenter: “Kā ‘Upena: Hawaiian Netting”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
Presenter: “Hawaiian Adornment”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
Presenter: “‘Ike Pāpale”, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Captain Cook, HI

2012
Presenter: “Hawaiian Cordage”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI
Presenter: “Hina‘i: Hawaiian Fish Trap”, Hawai‘i Community College, Hilo, HI

2010
Moderator: “Lau Hala Hats”, Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens, Captain Cook, HI

2008
Plenary Speaker: “Makaloa Mats: The Treasured Art of Hawai‘i”, Textile Society of America Symposium, Honolulu, HI
Presenter: “Ma‘awe Hawai‘i”, East-West Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2007
Presenter: “Ho‘i i ke Kaula Piko: Return to the Ancestral Line”, Kamehameha Schools-Kapālama Campus, Honolulu, HI

2006
Panelist: “Weaver’s Talking Circle.” Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C.

2004
Presenter: “Plaited and twined baskets, containers and traps.” E Ho‘omau Nā Mea Ulana Hina‘i Conference, Po‘ipū, HI
Panelist: “Rare Hawaiian forms and materials.” E Ho‘omau Nā Mea Ulana Hina‘i Conference, Po‘ipū, HI

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
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Department of Ethnology
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-2704
phone: (808)-848-4126
email: ethnology@bishopmuseum.org