Summer 2016 Interns

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darien Pun grew up in Toronto, Canada, and is currently studying at the University of Chicago Law School. Using his background in real estate, Darien’s work this summer is focused on the design of policies to increase the availability of affordable housing across Hawai?i. In his free time, he loves cooking and trying new restaurants.

Phillip Pullig is a native of Waco, Texas who just finished his first year at Georgetown University Law Center. He is assisting Appleseed with research on the minimum wage. He enjoys going on hikes, taking in the island’s amazing scenery, and surfing.

Jasmine Pontillas Davé is from Makakilo, Hawai?i. She is a law student at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai?i at M?noa and is focusing her legal studies on special education advocacy in Hawai?i. Her work at Appleseed involves analyzing the equitability of how local school funding is distributed with respect to low-income students. A major motivation for her is one of her former students, who hopes to become a police officer and work with Jasmine once she becomes a lawyer.