As a part-Native Hawaiian who has spent her whole life on the mainland, I am writing my thesis on Native Hawaiian Cultural Heritage information in Southern California, my home and the home of many Hawaiians who have come to the mainland over the years. I have experienced first hand the transference of our culture and heritage across the Pacific Ocean and have seen it being kept alive by those who left home. As a member of Kaulana Ka Hale Kula ‘O Na Pua ‘O Ka ‘Aina, I am trying to learn more about where I came from and where we are going. As a graduate student at UCLA, I am trying to create more awareness to Native Hawaiian issues and dispell the stereotypes, commodification, and exotic mystery surrounding Hawaiians. As a soon-to-be librarian, I hope to help the Native Hawaiian community to work within the globalizing world.