Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Degree: BS, Environmental Science, Humboldt State University
Why did you choose UH Law?
I chose UH Law because I love living in Hawaiʻi and I want to practice law in Hawai‘i.
What were you doing before you started Law School?
Before I started Law School, I was working on Mauna Kea on the Big Island doing forest restoration for an endangered bird, the palila.
Where are you headed after you graduate?
Hopefully I will stay in Hawai‘i.
Describe a highlight of your law school experience.
So far I have enjoyed meeting all of the 1Ls and learning about how diverse our backgrounds are.
Describe a fellow student or professor or mentor who has inspired you.
I have been inspired by the hard work and dedication that my fellow classmates have demonstrated which forces me to strive to do my best.
Describe your favorite organization and some activities related to that organization.
I have joined a few different organizations but I think my favorite is Ete (women's flag football). I have not been a part of a sports team since I was a kid. Ete has been a great way to meet new people, get exercise, and get out of the library!
Describe your UH law school experience in 3 words.
Intense. Exciting. New.
What advice would you give to an entering law student?
Treat law school like a marathon and not a sprint. Take breaks when you need them and go outside and get some fresh air. Make sure you bring a sweater for the library!
What surprised you most about UH Law?
I was surprised at how nice the professors are. After reading about law school, I was expecting the professors to publically humiliate the students with the Socratic method but it turns out they are quite friendly and even humorous at times.
What law school organizations/activities are you involved in?
Advocates for Public Interest Law, Environmental Law Society, Ete, and Student Ambassadors.
Which professor has most inspired you the most? How?
My legal practice professor has inspired me most because she is so organized and helpful. She also knows the rules of the Bluebook better then I ever will.
Where can we find you when you're not in class?
When I am not in class, I am walking my dog on trails, soaking up sun on the beach, or in a yoga class.
What do you like most about UH Law?
I like how everyone is willing to help each other out. Whenever I have had a question or have been confused about something, there is always someone who is willing to explain or clarify it for me.
How would you describe your classmates?
They've got my back!