Malia Kapuaonālani Evans was born in Hilo, Hawaiʻi and raised both in Hilo and Kailua, Oʻahu. For over 2 decades, she has advocated for the protection and preservation of tangible and intangible heritage in Hawaiʻi nei. Malia applies Native Hawaiian knowledge systems and values in conjunction with western methodologies to enhance research, education and outreach goals and build collaborative partnerships with those caring for the environment and community histories. Malia has a M.A. in Applied Archaeology and graduate certificate in Historic Preservation. As a NOAA affiliate employed by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, she works as the Oʻahu Education and Outreach Coordinator in support of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and UNESCO Mixed World Heritage Site.
O’ahu Education and Outreach Coordinator, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation