This is Keep It Aloha

Kamaka Dias is a Native-Hawaiian, Japanese, Korean, and Portuguese local boy from the Big Island of Hawai’i.

He grew up in Hilo speaking Hawaiian as his first language while attending Hawaiian Language Immersion schools all his life until moving to Kaiser High School on O’ahu for his senior year. Before leaving for Madagascar to volunteer in the Peace Corps for three years, Kamaka attended the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and graduated with a B.A. in Communications and a certificate in Spanish.


After returning home from the Peace Corps in 2019, Kamaka started a campaign called The Race To $50k where he documented himself paying off $53,757 of student loans in one year by doing all kinds of odd jobs.

Currently he is the Director of Outreach and host for Hawaiiverse, an online platform he helped create to support local businesses, and of course our host for the Keep it Aloha Podcast.