Charles Kim was born and raised in Maui in which Kahului is his current hometown. Charles currently lives with his sister in Piikoi in Oahu as they complete their college studies at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Charles will be graduating this semester, Spring 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. His current career goal is to become a police officer here in Hawai’i. He wishes to serve and protect the community that gave him the opportunity to make a positive impact in people’s lives and the world. He is both Korean and Japanese, however he had a strong Japanese influence on his life mainly due to his Japanese grandmother and the strong Japanese culture here in Hawai’i. He hopes to learn more about Japan’s identity and the role it played in shaping his life with him being its distant child of the land.