Kristin Kananiokalani Anderson


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Strategy Management Analyst
Office of Strategy Management
12 years at OHA


  • Oʻahu (mokupuni)
  • ʻEwa (moku)
  • Waipiʻo (ahupuaʻa)
  • Mililani (kaiāulu)

  • Mililani High School
  • UH Mānoa (BA in Journalism Broadcasting and Psychology)
  • Colorado State University Global Campus (Master’s Certificate in Project Management)

What is your kuleana at OHA?

As a strategy management analyst, I assess the conditions of Native Hawaiians though evaluation of programs to assist in aligning OHA activities to OHA strategy.

Why did you choose to work at OHA?

As a Native Hawaiian, I wanted to assist in helping other Native Hawaiians to flourish.

What is the best thing about working at OHA?

Working with amazing people.

What is something interesting for people to know about you?

I earned a scholarship to play softball at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, and I was able to purchase my first apartment, by myself, at the age of 28.

Who has been your role model?

My father has always been my role model.

What is your best OHA memory?

Being able to travel to Molokaʻi to assist with a community event.