29th Legislature, 2018
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Senate District 12
Hawaii State Capitol
Room 223
phone: 808-586-6740
fax: 808-586-6829
Member of the following committees:
District Information
12th Senatorial District Map - Waikīkī, Ala Moana, Kaka‘ako, McCully, Mō‘ili‘ili
•  University of Hawai‘i: Co-chair, Hawai‘i Energy Policy Forum; Associate Director, Social Science Public Policy Center; UH Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs; Assistant Director & Associate Researcher, Hawai’i Gerontology Center.
•  Judiciary: Administrative Director of the Courts, chief of staff to the Chief Justice, responsible for administering the Hawai‘i State Judiciary Branch.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 2nd Cabinet: Director, Department of Human Resources Development; Chair of the Conference of Personnel Directors; and Chair of the State Deferred Compensation Board.
•  Governor Waihe‘e's 1st Cabinet: Deputy Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.
•  State Government: Administrator, Labor Department's Older & Non-English Speaking Service.
•  Law: Associate, Cades Schutte LLP.

•  Kaimuki High School
•  University of Southern California, BA, MA, PhD
•  Loyola Law School, JD
•  President, Kaka‘ako United, citizens working for quality development in Kaka‘ako.
•  Organizer/co-host “Hawai‘i: The State of Clean Energy” ThinkTech Hawai‘i television show
•  Vice-president, Hawai‘i Technology Institute, helping disadvantaged Native Hawaiians, others
•  Vice-president, One Waterfront Towers Condominium Board
•  Volunteer, Family Promise, Church of the Crossroads helping houseless families
•  Makiki Stream Stewards, organized stream clean up and revival with students from Washington Middle, McKinley High and Ka‘ahumanu Elementary, receiving City's Good Neighborhood Award for "environmental team leadership"
•  Facilitator, Hawai‘i State Senate Working Group on Family Court Legal Interventions, helping children in high conflict divorces, earning Children's Rights Council Award
•  Organizer and co-chair, Good Neighbor Store, Democratic Party program helping over 1000 underprivileged and abused children.
•  "Unsung Hero" Award, Hawai‘i's Thousand Friends
•  UH Robert Clopton Award for Outstanding Community Service
•  National Education Association Ellison Onizuka Memorial Award for work that significantly impacts education for Asians and Pacific Islanders.
•  Hawai‘i State Public Administration Award from the American Society for Public Administration for "innovative management of the Department of Personnel Services”
•  Eugene Rooney Leadership Award from the National Association of State Personnel Executives for "her dynamism and outstanding leadership in human resources development"
Measures Introduced
No Measures Introduced