Pualani Lincoln Maielua, M.A.
Program Director (Mauloa Restoration Project)
Blossom Pualani Lincoln Maielua is from Puʻukapu, Waimea, Hawaiʻi. She is a mother of three beautiful and energetic boys who have been sailing since they were in the womb. She fell in love with the ocean and sky as a child and was first introduced to voyaging through Makaliʻi as a student in high school in 1999.
In 2007, she sailed aboard Alingano Maisu on the Kū Holomau voyage to Satawal and Yap in Micronesia, served as an apprentice navigator in 2017 on Hōkūleʻa’s final leg from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi, and in 2019 navigated Makaliʻi to Nihoa and Mokumanamana.
Pualani is an educator and shares her experience on the ocean in many classrooms and academic programs, including Native Hawaiian Public Charter Schools - Hālau Kū Mana and Kanu o Ka ʻĀina, Kamakūokalani at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, I Ola Hāloa of Hawaiʻi Community College and Pālamanui, and currently as a Hawaiian Studies teacher at Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy.
As a mother and educator, Pualani shares her passion for cultural revitalization, traditional lifestyles, and thriving communities.