After working for a year as an after school PALS tutor in 2010, Loke left the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education as an elementary school classroom teacher and joined the PALS/PLACES team full-time in 2011. Born, raised, and still residing on the Waiʻanae Coast, Loke is passionate about creating a
more equitable educational experience for all students, particularly those from marginalized communities. She is especially devoted to education that creates opportunities for Native Hawaiian and other indigenous students to become lifelong learners and active, thriving community participants who can lead and advocate for a more promising future for their families and communities.
Loke holds a Bachlorʻs Degree in Elementary Education (BEd), a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Studies (MEd), and a Doctorate Degree in Professional Educational Practice (EdD) all from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Loke brings with her over 25 years of experience as an educator on the Waiʻanae Coast.