Alohi is Deanna Bailey – an anthropologist, archaeologist, and educator in Northern California. Originally from the sunny beaches in Orange County, California she began her career in Northern California completing her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Humboldt State University. In her postgraduate career she has volunteered her time with the National Park Service (NPS), served for U.S. Forest Service as an archaeologist, conducted fieldwork in Ireland, and has worked as an applied anthropologist in the consulting field. In 2016 she completed a Master of Arts degree in Landscape Archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her dissertation titled The Chalcolithic – Early Bronze Age Farming Community of Termon, Co. Clare, Ireland described the farming, settlement, and ritual landscapes on Termon hill located in the Burren, Ireland. Deanna is currently in Northern California working in cultural resource management.
The name Alohi (means shining one) was given to her in her first anthropology class titled Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion in 2002.