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Nationally recognized UH Mānoa law student talks passion for public service, mental health advocacy

UH Mānoa law student Mana Shim.
Courtesy University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
UH Mānoa law student Mana Shim.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa law student Meleana "Mana" Shim received national recognition recently. The Richardson student was chosen from among 200 schools nationwide as a National Jurist magazine 2022 Law Student of the Year. The honor recognizes talented, exceptional law students with a dedication to their community.

Shim is in the third year of her studies and is a retired professional soccer player committed to activism, mental health and public service. She spoke with The Conversation about how her Native Hawaiian ancestry frames her passion for public service and mental health advocacy.

This interview aired on The Conversation on April 20, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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