Hometown: Willingboro, NJ
Degree: BA, University of Washington, 2006
Why did you choose UH Law?
I wanted to continue my education in a manner that would allow me to continue to grow my roots here in Hawaiʻi.
What were you doing before you started Law School?
I worked for former lieutenant governor and Richardson graduate Duke Aiona.
Where are you headed after you graduate?
With luck, nowhere. I want to stay right here.
Describe a fellow student or professor or mentor who has inspired you.
Kenneth Lawson, for being at the top of the highest mountain, falling to the lowest valley, and picking himself back up and climbing that mountain again.
Describe your favorite organization and some activities related to that organization.
The UH Law School Soccer Team offers the ideal way to unwind Friday afternoons. Practices allow me to clear my mind, relax, and play the game I love with my future colleagues.
What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Find someway to achieve some semblance of balance. Much of your life will revolve around school, but continue to do the things you are passionate about. That will be your touchstone as you move through school.
What surprised you most about UH Law?
How hard one has to work. You can't roll out of bed and get a B here.
What law school organizations/activities are you involved in?
Black Law Students Organization (BLSA), Filipino Law Students Association (FLSA), and UH Law Soccer. I also play Lawyers League Basketball with my classmates, and we play practicing lawyers in the community.
What do you like most about UH Law?
The welcoming community. Everyone wants everyone else to succeed. That's a credit to the administration, the faculty, and the community.
How would you describe your classmates?
Driven, yet friendly.