Khara Jabola-Carolus is the Executive Director of the Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women, which is the state’s main policy consultant and resource center for women. She is currently the only millennial to direct a statewide government agency in Hawaiʻi. Previously, Khara served as the Public Affairs Director of Strategies 360, and directed the Hawaiʻi Coalition for Immigrant Rights, where she passed landmark legislation that extended driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. She received her B.A. from New York University and Franklin University of Switzerland, and law degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her family is from the Philippines.