Leina'ala is a practicing multi-media artist whose work incorporates many modalities, with concentration in collage and oil painting. She has excelled academically as well as in music, drama, and fine art, having performed in plays and piano recitals, often tutoring other students and directing art projects. She is a judge of the Winston Scholarship for the northeast division of the National Society of Arts and Letters, and has been a judge for the Essex County Watercolor Society. Her art is exhibited in the New York metropolitan area and is part of private international collections.
Leina'ala holds an AFA degree in Visual Arts from the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey where she was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa for her academic excellence, a BS degree in accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey where she was elected to "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities," and an MS degree in taxation from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.
In her art as well as her life, Leina'ala draws inspiration from her concern for the environment, her relationships with family and friends, and her dreams. She lives with her husband in Mendham, New Jersey.