Jennifer Kahala Chrupalyk comes from an extremely diverse background and is sensitive to the needs of family and community. People often consult Kahala for solutions to both personal as well as professional needs. Her self-discipline and observant nature allow Kahala to see things from multiple perspectives, producing results from both conventional thinking as well as options based upon critical    research. Her hobbies include researching and teaching history, building foundations, exploring solutions, and writing.    

Born in Philadelphia during a time of great political and socio-economic unrest, Kahala was given a first hand experience of civic servitude in many capacities. Academic achievement offered her a progressive education that immersed Kahala into many cultural and social systems, offering this ambitious woman a variety of positions in leadership and development for the last twenty-five years.    

After undergoing a life altering craniectomy, Kahala returned to her maternal roots with her three children in 2013 to honor her grandmotherʻs wishes to return home.  Of Kahalaʻs three children, Shawn is a twenty-one year old child psychology major at UHMC, citing that Hawaiʻi has a shortage of these services for our children. Leilani is a seventeen year old in her second year at UHMC and is an aspiring neurosurgeon, hoping to bring advanced medical care to Queenʻs Hospital one day. Kahalaʻs muliloa - ​ or youngest child, Phoenix, is an aspiring farmer and craftsman.     

One of the observations Kahala easily identified since 2013, was how many areas of opportunity exist for local solutions that are overlooked for the benefit of corporate interest, stagnating the very foundations of Hawaiʻi - its working communities. Our citizens matter. Our voices matter. Our lives matter. Kahala is listening and actively engaging in solutions. Whether she sees you everyday or hears your story through a cousin or neighbor, Kahala is there with you and working for you. She wants small businesses with unique experiences. With J Kahala Chrupalyk, we will rebuild our small business and working class community. With Kahala, we will look into solutions to homelessness that donʻt force people to conform to a cookie cutter solution - but meet our people on terms that bring the common+unity back into our community.   

Shawn - 21
signing my 1st endorsement
Leilani - 17
printed the 1st set of
Covid-friendly signs
for this campaign
Phoenix - 14
Leilaniʻs trusted cohort 
& partner in creativity



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