Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During the Redress Movement, the Department of Justice's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was established to identify and administer reparations payments to eligible individuals. Worked as an Attorney with the ORA from 1995 to 1998. After leaving the Department of Justice, continued working as a civil rights attorney with the U.S. Department of Education before pivoting into education policy research and higher education administration.
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