SAIO 50 for 50: Kaipo Lucas
This Week's Spotlight: Kaipo Lucas('13, B.S. Engineering, '14, M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Lucas (Native Hawaiian) is a Senior Technical Program Manager at Microsoft and the Founder of Maoli, a clothing company that bridges traditional Native Hawaiian wisdom with modern styles.
With Maoli, Lucas’s goal is to create culturally-conscious apparel, while running a business that empowers future generations. To that end, in addition to being culturally conscious, Maoli is also committed to environmental sustainability and transparency.
At Microsoft, Lucas leads a software development team for the Healthcare arm of the Commercial Software Engineering (CSE) group. He and his team work alongside top healthcare organizations to design, develop and deploy next generation software using Microsoft Azure cloud technologies. His team’s applications accelerate scientific discovery, improve clinical outcomes, enhance patient care and optimize the healthcare IT environment.
As an undergraduate, Lucas was heavily involved in Native Community student groups, including SAIO, Stanford Powwow, AISES, Hui ʻo Hawaiʻi, and Kaorihiva. He lived in Muwekma-Tah-Ruk for three years - as a freshman, as an Ethnic Theme Associate, and as Resident Assistant.