About Us may 14 issue

About Ke Alaka’I 

Ke Alaka’I is the student-produced website and weekly magazine at BYU-Hawaii. Its mission correlates with the mission of the university to help students become better learners, leaders and builders of their families, communities, careers and the LDS Church. The magazine is published weekly during fall and winter semesters and every other week during the summer.

Current Issue


Multimedia Intern

Samone Yuen graduated from BYU-Hawaii in December 2014 in International Cultural Studies. She worked as a Ke Alaka'i multimedia journalist as an undergraduate. Now as an intern, she works with editors, writers,  and photographers as she helps oversee our Ke Alaka'i website. She plans to continue in multimedia after completing her internship.



Multimedia Intern

Yukimi Kishi graduated from BYU-Hawaii in graphic design in February 2016. She works at the Ke Alaka'i as the magazine art director, layout artist and photographer as the Art and Graphics intern. She helps produce our weekly printed Ke Alaka'i magazine and also multimedia projects. She would like to be a mother after her husband finishes his degree in accounting.




LeeAnn Lambert is the adviser to the Ke Alaka’I and is a Communications instructor at BYU-Hawaii. She has been a copy editor and writer in the newspaper industry for more than a decade and has now been in higher education for 15 years. She graduated in Journalism from BYU in Provo and has a master’s degree in Education focusing on teaching writing and multimedia.