Dr. Elizabeth Kapuʻuwailani Lindsey is the first Polynesian Explorer and female Fellow in the history of the National Geographic Society.
A cultural anthropologist and award-winning filmmaker, the former Miss Hawaiʻi travels throughout the world as a conservationist of indigenous wisdom and an advocate for social, environmental and cultural justice.
She has served on international boards, including the Tibet Fund for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. She has also worked with the United Nations on behalf of environmental refugees faced with the punishing realities of the climate crisis.
Lindsey has also created scholarships for children in India and the Pacific.