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Kawena Lorenzo

Leeward Community College

Associates of Arts

She/Her/Hers

BIPOC

A former multiple pageant titleholder, Kawena Lorenzo strives for excellence on and off the stage. She contributes her family’s support in all her endeavors making her feel that anything is possible as long as she believes in herself. She strives to maintain her 4.0 G.P.A. while being a peer mentor to other Native Hawaiian first-year students at Leeward Community College Lauhoe Cohort Program. Kawena is proudly out and is an activist for Native Hawaiian and LGBTQ rights. Kawena helped to promote awareness to the #wearemaunakea movement online and participated in advocating to have the Marriage Equality Act passed in Hawaii. Her academic focus is to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Hawaiian Studies. Her goal is to be able to use her platform as a voice for those who feel silenced by society and to push for Pacific Islander representation on television and the movie screens.

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