Currently I am disseminating research results on the migration experience of Pacific Islanders to the U.S. 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.