Home: Hilo, Hawai‘i
From a young age, Clifford was raised to value his family and his education. However, tied with better education often was the decision to leave his home and his family. Clifford is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at the University of California San Diego. His research focuses on recognizing new ways to identify diseased corals in Hawai‘i. Although Cliff has spent most of his life away, his ultimate goal is to return to his greatest classroom, his home on Hawai‘i Island.