About this speaker
Kā‘eo Duarte, Ph.D., is vice president of the Kamehameha Schools’ Community and ‘Āina Resiliency Group. He and his team are charged with stewarding and managing 360,000 acres of ‘Ᾱina Pauahi on five islands and with shepherding KS’ Food Systems Initiative, which aims to grow healthy and accessible food in Hawaiʻi, to feed Hawaiʻi and beyond.
Prior to joining KS, Duarte was a faculty member at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa where he specialized in indigenous resource management and hydrological sciences.
Duarte graduated from Saint Louis School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and a doctorate degree in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his ‘ohana in Hōlualoa, Kona, where he was born and raised farming and ranching.