Dominique Leu Cordy grew up all over Oʻahu, and now lives and farms kalo with her kāne and their two keiki in Haleleʻa and Koʻolau, Kauaʻi. She currently does free-lance research across the pae 'āina. Focusing on land in Hawai‘i, she specializes in archival research and GIS mapping. Her interest include historic maps, wahi pana, the ways lands have changed hands, value, and use since the overthrow, and how understanding the mo‘okū‘āuhau (genealogy) of ‘āina can help families retain their lands today. Dominique also has a background in Archaeology and field mapping and has been involved with six of the ten Wahi Kūpuna Internship Programs in that capacity. She received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UC Davis and her M.A. in Pacific Island Studies from UH Mānoa. When she grows up, she would like to be a botanist.