I’m a Hawaii-based research scientist, author, and teacher. At a young age, I struggled in a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. Those early challenges set me on a path to embrace optimism, science, and lifelong learning.
I’ve since been fortunate to earn five degrees, work on projects forecasting Kilauea volcanic emissions, and train on geostationary satellites for NASA’s GOES-R Proving Ground. Later, I dived into writing and contributed a series of fiction and non-fiction books as well as widely shared posts on how to design life on your terms.
I’m committed to promoting research-based positive psychology and a growth mindset. And I’m hoping you’ll join me on this amazing journey.