I was born and raised in Hawaii and my interests in racial diversity and multiracial identity are largely fueled by my experience transitioning from Hawaii (an extremely racially diverse context) to Oregon (a racially homogenous context). As a multiracial individual, having extremely different experiences in two different contexts, I became fascinated with how contexts can impact identity, intergroup attitudes, and psychological well-being. I am currently working in the Intergroup Social Perception Lab at University of Hawaii at Manoa under Dr. Kristin Pauker.

With both sides of my family in Oregon!

ISP lab goes on a hike!