Hometown: Utulei, Amerika Sāmoa
Degree: University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, BA English
Why did you choose UH Law?
I chose UH Law because it is close to home.
What were you doing before you started Law School?
Before I started Law School I taught high school English at my alma mater for a few years. After teaching, I worked with the local organization that managed AmeriCorps programs in American Sāmoa.
Where are you headed after you graduate?
After law school, I'll be returning to American Sāmoa.
Describe a fellow student or professor or mentor who has inspired you.
I'm inspired most by all the Ulu Lehua Scholars and Sāmoan students that came before me.
What have you most appreciated about being an Ulu Lehua Scholar?
Being kept on track and never losing the feeling that a law degree serves a purpose greater than myself.
What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Don't lose yourself.