Travis Chai Andrade


Travis Chai Andrade is Kanaka ʻŌiwi and was born and raised on Hawaiʻi Island. At Princeton, he is a member of the class of 2024 and is studying Anthropology with certificates in archaeology, statistics and machine learning, and (hopefully) Indigenous studies. Travis is interested in understanding how archaeological sites are present-day and living places that facilitate the creation of Indigenous sovereignty and futurity. Currently, his research focuses on how Kānaka ʻŌiwi identity and community are shaped through interactions with heiau (traditional Hawaiian temples, places of worship, and sacred spaces). In addition to being a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, Travis is the co-president of Natives at Princeton, is a research fellow for Nuclear Princeton, serves as an ARCA for Rocky College, and is on the executive board of the Princeton indigenous Advocacy Coalition (PIAC).

Concentration: Anthropology

Certificate(s): Archaeology, Indigenous Studies, Statistics and Machine Learning, Environmental Studies, Technology and Society