MEET OUR TEAM
Hello everyone! I’m a serial entrepreneur and consultant based out of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. I co-founded a wastewater firm, Laulea Engineering, a few years ago and now I dedicate my time as the co-founder and CEO of HUB Coworking Hawaii. Outside of work, I’m an avid surfer and love to cook Thai food. HUB Coworking Hawaiʻi is a coworking, office, community, and event space that creates sustainable impact through collaboration and community empowerment. Learn More.
Hello everyone! I’m a policy nerd, systems thinking, ideator, and network weaver. Iʻm passionate about connecting people and designing spaces that foster healing and belonging. I am on staff at Teach For America Hawaiʻi, co-leading our education reinvention work, and have experience in education policy, systems change, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Outside of work, youʻll catch me spending time with my family in the ocean, reading a book, or finding delicious food. Teach For America Hawaiʻi is a non-profit organization focused on finding and developing leaders in the movement for educational equity. Learn More.
Meilan Akaka Manfre
Hello everyone! I’m a believer in the potential of what’s possible, particularly in my home community of Hawai’i. Iʻm passionate about creating conditions for people to recognize their worth, to feel heard, valued, and believed in. I am on staff at Teach For America Hawaiʻi, co-leading our education reinvention work with Stephanie, and have experience as a HIDOE special education teacher leader, TFA coach, founding non-profit board member and foundation director. I’ll be popping in and out and supporting from behind the scenes! Outside of work, youʻll find me spending time with my family and capturing moments of silliness and joy. Teach For America Hawaiʻi is a non-profit organization focused on finding and developing leaders in the movement for educational equity. Learn More.