Alyssa Mahealani Gutierrez is 20 years old, born and raised in San Diego of
Hawaiian descent and former Miss Hui O Hawai’i 2021-2022.
Mahealani, as she prefers, is a student at San Diego State University studying
Psychology and minor in Women's Studies. She has also been a recipient of the
PIFA Undergraduate Scholarship for the past 2 years.
In her free time she dances with Hālau Hula o Kawahinepi’ilani (formerly known
as Jean Kalani Dancers, her Great-Grandmother’s hālau), and has been since the
age of 8 years old.
Mahealani's special project is to bring together the Melanesian, Micronesian,
and Polynesian community leaders for cultural educational workshops and share
their cultural differences.
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