Amy Kalili is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools and received her BBA and BA in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1997 and 2001 respectively and her MBA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and her JD from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2006. Amy is a fluent speaker of the Hawaiian language and has been a part of the Hawaiian language movement in varying capacities for over 15 years.
Ms. Kalili has previously lead the ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s Broadcast Media Initiative as the Executive Producer and Anchor for ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola and was the administrator for the Native Hawaiian Broadcast Media Program (NHBMP). This 3-year program funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) provides paid, on-the-job training for a career in Native Hawaiian broadcast media. Trainees work intimately with exciting new media initiatives including the ʻAha Pūnana Leo’s ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola Hawaiian language news program, ʻŌiwi TV – the first Native Hawaiian television station, and Palikū Documentary Films – the industry leading video production company for Hawaiian language and cultural content.