Alex is a first-year graduate student interested in both the role of the military and ethnicity in twentieth-century Hawaiʻi, specifically as it relates to colonialism. He is more broadly interested in U.S. colonialism and the history of the Pacific in general. Born and raised in Hawaiʻi, Alex received his B.A. in History from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Alex wrote his undergraduate senior research paper on the complex ways the military presented itself as a protector of the tourist image of paradisal Hawaiʻi as it pertained to Oʻahu’s Diamond Head during the early 1900’s. When not studying or working in the archives, Alex enjoys watching movies or reading books. If one has any questions, he is available through email at any time.