Puanani Fernandez-Akamine is Editor-in-Chief and a principle writer for Ka Wai Ola newspaper. She has more than 30 years of experience in writing and publications. Prior to joining OHA she worked for her alma mater, Kamehameha Schools. Her entire career has been in service to the Native Hawaiian community. She lives in Kahaluʻu with her ʻohana and is most concerned about social justice and indigenous rights, the environment and animal welfare.