Crew Profile: Linda Furuto

PVS Member Since

HOMETOWN: Hau'ula, O'ahu
Linda has admired the deep history of Hōkūleʻa since she was in kindergarten, piecing together mini canoes from popsicle sticks and brown paper bags. She first became involved with PVS in 2007 for a voyage to Micronesia and Japan with the Education Hui. Aboard the canoe, Linda serves as an Education Specialist. On land, Linda is a professor of Mathematics Education, specializing in Ethnomathematics, at the University of Hawai'i Mānoa College of Education.

To Linda, Hōkūleʻa is not just a canoe, but a part of a 4,000 year epic history that allows us to reconnect to our common ancestry with pride in rich traditions. Hōkūleʻa represents wisdom, vision, strength, compassion and courage - which she strives for in herself as well.

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