Momi Wheeler was born and raised in Wahiawā, Oʻahu and resides in Waikahekahe Nui, Lononuiākea. Her ʻohana lineage is to the ʻāina of Puna and Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island and Makaweli, Kauaʻi. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (UHH) receiving a B.S. in agriculture with a specialty in aquaculture. For over 12 years, Momi is grateful to have worked with private archaeology firms in Hawaiʻi gaining experience with cultural impact studies, community ethnography, ethnohistorical research and various types of archaeological surveys, monitoring, and reports. Her kuleana with Huliauapaʻa is serving as their Outreach and Project Coordinator. As well as, kuleana with the social enterprise, Nohopapa Hawaiʻi, LLC serving as kanaka ʻōiwi researcher and field kōkua on various Cultural Resource Management (CRM) projects throughout the pae ʻāina. She enjoys giving back to her lā hui in the perpetuation of Aloha ʻĀina and is a native stream life enthusiast.