Amy McKee is a Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) PhD student from Kaimukī, Oʻahu. She previously worked as an academic advisor across various campuses in the University of Hawaiʻi System, and since 2022 has shifted her career focus to the Ed Tech industry. Amy is passionate about supporting Native Hawaiians in education and tech, developing sustainable communities, and leveraging technology to create positive change. She uses her insights about Indigenous education and research methods to design products that are place-based and community-centered.

Research Interests

Amyʻs research interests include: Native Hawaiians and Indigenous Students; Place-Based Education; Identity Development; Sense of Belonging; Diaspora; Indigenous Research Methods; Kanaka ʻŌiwi Research Methods; Decolonial Research Methods; and Hawaiians in Tech.

Ph.D. Track

Educational Foundations

COE Affiliation

Educational Foundations



M.Ed., Educational Administration – Higher Education (2017)
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

BA, English & Chinese (2014)
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI