I was born in Sacramento, CA and returned with my family to Hawai'i when I was five years old. My family roots are connected to the Soon, Lee, Chun and Wilhelm (Lua'ehu & Keawe) family lines. With a mixture of Chinese, Hawaiian, English, and German backgrounds, I have a deep appreciation for people's cultures and languages, especially those who call Hawai'i home. I grew up in ʻĀina Haina and was blessed to receive a quality private education via homeschooling. I attended Hawai'i Pacific University graduating cum laude with a BA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). During my time in school, I was blessed to study abroad in Korea and Taiwan and completed a Certificate in Asian Studies. I learned to speak Korean and Mandarin through my college classes, studying abroad and watching Korean dramas. I worked with hearing-impaired and special education students at Lincoln School, Stevenson Middle School, and Waikīkī School as well as kindergarten and first grade students at Cathedral Catholic Academy and Sacred Hearts Academy.
One of my greatest joys is sharing the beauty of dance with others. Having trained in ballet, hula and creative sign dance since I was young, I have represented Hawai'i in Chengdu, China, leading performing arts teams to the Chengdu Youth International Sister City Music Festival from 2013-2018. I was also blessed to represent Hawai'i as a former Narcissus 2nd Princess, Miss Hawai'i Chinese Queen, Miss Talent at Miss Chinatown USA and Miss Hawai'i International. I am currently a professional hula dancer/instructor as well as a creative sign dance choreographer. I have taught creative sign dance for New Hope O'ahu and continue to dance for outreaches and weekend services.
In 2014, I fulfilled a life dream of becoming a flight attendant for Hawaiian Airlines and served there for seven amazing years. I am recently married to my wonderful husband Richard and we look forward to starting a family soon. Hawai'i is in my heart and will always be my home. As a flight attendant, I was responsible for the comfort and safety of the traveling public. In the same way, I want to continue to protect and promote the safety and welfare of our residents in District 10 as well as all of the people of Hawai’i. Having cared for and worked with people of all ages and backgrounds from keiki to kupuna, I hope to bring my experience in education, entertainment, customer service, hospitality/tourism and cultural exchange to help create positive change for our islands.