Women's Earth Alliance
Kahea is the Programs & Operations Manager at WEA, a Berkeley-based organization that equips women around the world with the skills and tools they need to protect our earth and strengthen communities from the inside out. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Washington, and graduated from University of San Francisco School of Law with a concentration on Federal Indian Law and International Human Rights. Kahea has focused much of her career on supporting Indigenous peoples rights and justice through her clerkship with a private law firm representing tribes on environmental issues, to her research with a Berkeley NGO where her work was included in a shadow report to the U.N. Kahea joined WEA in 2011 as a legal research intern, then Coordinator for WEA’s Advocacy Network, before transitioning to manage WEA’s programs and operations. She currently jointly coordinates WEA’s project with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, exploring and addressing the ways Indigenous women and young people’s health, lands and bodies are impacted by extractive industry in North America.