After graduating from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with her Master's degree in Education, Mahealani Kiyan began teaching at Nānāikapono Elementary in Nānākuli. Mahea is in her sixth year of teaching and recently became a National Board Certified Teacher. She brings her love of literacy and technology to the students of the Leeward Coast. Mahea also continues to facilitate project- and place-based learning during her after school program. Ka Hui Heluhelu allows her to network with other lifelong learners and promote quality professional development in Hawai'i. In her free time, she can be found catching up on her favorite TV series, spending time with loved ones, and dragging herself to the gym!