As a Kanaka Maoli scholar, I believe that Hawaii is the place I need to be to do work that matters for my people. I made a conscious choice to be here, but it was not without difficulty. I’ve lived in the US continent for 15 years prior to my hire at UHM in large part because of the cost. We need competitive salaries and benefits so that choosing to be in this place is not a hardship. I want to stay. Please help it to be possible.

Dr. N. Reyes