Crew Profile

Mahina Cavalieri


ʻAiea, Oʻahu


Moananuiākea Voyage – Leg 4: Ketchikan to Prince Rupert


Mahina first had the opportunity to sail on a waʻa kaulua off of Lahaina, Maui. She sees Hōkūleʻa as “the resilience of Kanaka ʻOiwi, it is our history, our heritage and our kuleana to preserve.” Mahina is a Community and Corporate Event Coordinator for Kupu, which is a non-profit that aims to inspire youth to serve their communities. She says she hopes to see voyaging inspire “collaborative projects, cross-cultural education initiatives, non-profit partnerships, overall inspiration and ideas!”

On the Moananuiākea voyage, Mahina looks forward to engaging “compassionately with other communities. Learn of other indigenous values, principles, societal conflicts, and methods of advocacy/leadership. Moananuiākea will connect and strengthen indigenous people. I look forward to the growth and learning, individually and as a collective.”

When out at sea, Mahina says she misses “my garden and yoga routine!” But when back in the routine of her everyday life on land, she craves the “tranquility” at sea, she says, and “the vastness and pure magic of the night sky above you.”