Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Degree: BA, Economics, University of Southern California, 2009
Why did you choose UH Law?
I chose UH Law because I knew that I wanted to live and practice in Hawaiʻi. Also, UH provides a perfect combination of a great atmosphere, rigorous academics, and supportive professors and peers who really want to see you succeed.
What were you doing before you start Law School?
After graduating from college, I held a sales position selling financial printing services in Los Angeles for about a year. I also worked with the USC School for Early Childhood Education as an administrator in the Executive Director's office. Over the summer, I worked at a restaurant to save up some money for school.
Where are you headed after you graduate?
I think I would like to end up in the court room as a litigator. But who knows, it's my first year and I learn something new every day. There's no telling what will spark my interest next.
What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Study hard, but don't stress. Make time to unwind by doing activities you enjoy. If you like to workout, do it. The school has great on-campus facilities at your disposal. If you're more into relaxation, have a BBQ at one of the beautiful beaches, they're everywhere! Secondly, leave any preconceptions about law or law school at the door, and go into it with an open mind. There's so much to discover and you wouldn't want to have made up your mind before school even begins would you?
Where can we find you when you're not in class?
At the beach... doing homework.