Robin Kapoi

Robin Kapoi-Keli’i was born and raised on the leeward side of O‘ahu on the Wai‘anae Coast. She received her BA in Anthropology and Certificate in Applied Forensic Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu. In addition to her experience working in archaeology, Robin has participated and volunteered with several projects. These include the Honouliuli Archaeological field school (2009-2012), Mount Ka‘ala Archaeological field school (2009), and North Shore Archaeological Field School (2013), as well as interning at the Bishop Museum (2014).

Estevan Gutierrez

Estevan Gutierrez graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2014 with a B.A. in Anthropology. He has participated in the North Shore Archaeological Field School and conducted research projects in Guangxi, China collecting geographic information data for spatial site 3D remodeling. Estevan was selected as a Research Fellow for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) conducting research on underwater World War II losses. He has worked in Geographic Information Systems for 10 years, working on projects around the world. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Science in Cartography/GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Leischene Silva

Leischene Calingangan was born and grew up most of her childhood on the island of Hawai`i. Another part of her childhood was spent in the Philippines. She moved to Oregon for her first year of University and that is where she found her interest in Hawaii and it’s culture. Soon after, Lei moved back to Hawai`i to the Island of O’ahu. She received a B.A. in Anthropology and a Minor in Philippine language and culture at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa. With an interest in Hawaiian Archaeology, Lei has interned at the Bishop Museum and participated in the University of Hawai’i Kupopolo Heiau field school. Since moving back to Hawai’i island, Lei has been very involved with the community, environmentally as well as culturally and socially.

Tara Manaea del Fierro

Raised on the islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu, Tara Manaea del Fierro is a Native Hawaiian scholar who recently received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. During her undergraduate studies, Tara’s interest in Hawaiian archaeology was cultivated by attending archaeological field schools and internships, including the North Shore Archaeological Field School, the Hawai‘i Historical and Archaeological Research Project, the Kaua‘i Archaeological Field School, and the Keala Pono internship program. She is currently conducting an ethno-historical research project focusing on the Windward Kohala coast of Hawai‘i Island.

Jeffrey Lapinad

Jeffrey Lapinad was born and raised on the windward side of O‘ahu. Jeff attended Windward Community College before transferring to Kapiolani Community College to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts. With a wide variety of work experience ranging from customer service to merchandising, Jeff found his niche as a Field Inspector, providing fiber optic communications to Hawaiian Homelands across the state, and this is where his interest in archaeology began. He has worked on various archaeological projects on Kaua’i, O’ahu, Moloka’i, Maui, and Hawai’i Island. When Jeff isn’t working, he is deep sea fishing or developing new fishing lures in his workshop.

Uʻilani Macabio

Uʻilani Macabio was born and raised in Kalaoa Hilo, and has genealogical ties to Miloliʻi and Honolulu Landing on the Island of Hawaiʻi. She just recently graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo with her BA in Anthropology and minor in Hawaiian Studies. She was one of the interns with the Pacific Internships for Exploring Science (PIPES) program, in the first cohort of Hawaiian cultural resource management. After completing the program, U‘i interned with the State Historic Preservation Division and has been a field technician on various cultural resource management projects on the Island of Hawaiʻi. She values Hawaiian knowledge, language, and culture, and her research focuses on community outreach, with the integration of ancestral knowledge.