Portrait shot of communications director Kimberly Moa holding a DSLR camera and looking into the distance


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Kim Kamaluokeakua Moa is the Communications Director at the ACLU of Hawaiʻi.

Kim was born on Maui and raised in ʻEwa Moku on the island of Oʻahu.  A documentary photographer by trade with over 20 years of experience, Kim has a passion for social justice and visual storytelling through an ʻōiwi (Indigenous) lens.

Kim worked as a freelance photographer in Boston, New York and Hawai’i for several years after attending Boston University College of Communication for a master’s program in photojournalism.  A veteran graduate of Kamehameha Schools, she also holds a bachelor’s degree in studio art & psychology from the University of Puget Sound. 

Prior to joining the ACLU of Hawai’i team, she spent 6 years as the Communications Coordinator at Kuaʻaina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA), a local nonprofit that works to empower grassroots community advocacy and environmental stewardship across Hawai’i by supporting natural resource management networks working toward ʻāina momona – rich abundant, productive land and waters that support community wellbeing. 

When she isn’t volunteering at the loko iʻa (fishpond) or loʻi kalo (taro patch) in her urban neighborhood of Kalauao, Kim enjoys spending time with her partner and two kids.