Welcome to my page! You’ll find information pertaining to

  • Teaching: revealing unique perspectives to better the lives of others in a global mindset
  • Learning: via traveling and respecting the locals and doctoral studies
  • Analyzing: researching and compiling information to find patterns
  • Sharing: disseminating ideas through publications and presentations

As a PhD student at George Mason University, I am currently researching  the migration experience of Pacific Islanders to the U.S. I am also working as a Research and Communications Analyst at Nexight Group.

Previously, I have advised political leaders on legislation concerning water, land, and ocean resources for the state of Hawaii and provided insight and organization for public health studies in the developing world, the Center for Social Research and Development in Vietnam, a cultural NGO in rural China focusing on oral history, and the United Nations Cartographic Section.

I enjoy experiencing significant places of culture, history, and adventure; explicating poetry; and all ocean sports–scuba, snorkel, surfing, swimming.