Amy Brinker is the Sustainability Manager for Kamehameha Schools (KS). In her role, she supports sustainability strategy and programming across the enterprise.
KS is a private charitable educational trust endowed by the will of Hawaiian princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884), the great-granddaughter and last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. The mission of Kamehameha Schools is to improve the capability and well-being of Hawaiians through education. KS serves over 6,900 students of Hawaiian ancestry at K-12 campuses on O‘ahu, Maui and Hawai‘i island, and at 30 preschool sites statewide. As Hawai‘i’s largest private landowner, KS is responsible for the stewardship of over 365,000 acres of agricultural, conservation, and commercial land on Hawai‘i island, Maui, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua’i.
Amy graduated from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law with Environmental and Native Hawaiian Law certificates. While completing her legal education, Amy founded the Legalize Pa’i ‘Ai movement to indigenize state law to allow for the traditional culinary practice of pounding poi. She is a member of the 2014 class of Forty Under Forty Business Leaders by Pacific Business News