Wai‘anae Native Shines
David is a second year student in the Evening Part-Time Program. Born and raised in Waianae, Oahu, he is a proud graduate of Damien Memorial School. David received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where he graduated with High Honors. David works as the Policy and Contracts Manager at the Hawai‘i Health & Harm Reduction Center, and oversees a federal grant that provides medical care and support services to people living with HIV. David also helped start Hawai‘i’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) pilot, a program that diverts low-level offenders away from incarceration, and into intensive case management. In 2019, Pacific Business News recognized David as a Business of Pride honoree for going above and beyond in making Hawai‘i’s workplaces more inclusive. At Richardson, David is a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team and a Senator with the Student Bar Association.
“I am proud to be a member of the Richardson ohana, where I am surrounded by the most down-to-earth, intelligent, and driven group of people I have ever met.”