Paula Akana : Episode One
Paula Akana is the Executive Director with The Friends of Iolani Palace and is much known for her30 plus years as a broadcast journalist for KITV Island News. Paula is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Paula has served with a number of local nonprofit organizations over the years, including the Board of Directors for YMCA Metro Honolulu and Ma‘o Farms and is a member of the Hawaiian Civil Club of Honolulu. She has also volunteered with the Polynesian Voyaging Society for many years, working on education initiatives, voyaging planning, and fundraising efforts.