Kalehua Kukahiko is the first child in her generation— born and raised in the fertile lands of Kailua and Kāne‘ohe on the island of O‘ahu. She comes from a long line of salt farmers, fishermen, storeowners, and chefs. Kalehua earned her BA in Hawaiian Language, her MA in Education, and has designed and implemented college access programs for high school students for over 10 years. Most recently, she and Coach Lau created Students With Academic Goals (SWAG), at a private Christian school in Temecula. She has worked with many students in both Hawai'i and Southern California to reach their higher education dreams.