Katrina-Ann R. Kapāʻanaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, a professor in University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa‘s Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language (KCHL), and Tammi Oyadomari-Chun, an academic affairs program officer in the UH Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges, have been selected as 2018 Omidyar Fellows.
Oliveira is the graduate chair and a professor of KCHL, a unit within the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. The 2010 winner of the Chancellor’s Citation for Meritorious Teaching holds a PhD in geography from UH Mānoa, and is in her second year of the Executive MBA Program in the Shidler College of Business.
Oyadomari-Chun oversees cross-campus enrollment initiatives and coordinates academic and student affairs for the community colleges. Previously at UH, she led the Hawaiʻi P–20 Partnerships for Education (2007–2011). She has a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Southern California and a master in public policy degree from Harvard University.
The Omidyar Fellows, a program of the Hawaiʻi Leadership Forum, launched in 2012 with 13 fellows in its inaugural year. It supports mid-career leaders with the skills and cross-sector relationships necessary to collectively affect societal change. Individuals were selected based on their accomplishments, and their motivation and ability to make transformative change happen in Hawaiʻi.
For additional information about the program, see the Omidyar Fellows website.