Dina Shek

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Template:TOCnestleft Dina Shek is the niece of Kahn Yamada. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Hawaii, a proud graduate of the William S. Richardson School of Law where she serves as the Legal Director for the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children, a program she co-founded in 2009. Dina is also a clinic instructor and the co-Director for Community Projects for the WSRSL Health Law Policy Center.

Prior to entering law school in 2003, Dina spent nearly ten years as a community organizer, educator and advocate for social and community justice. She has extensive development and fundraising experience, all of it on behalf of the public sector. Dina holds a Master of Arts degree from San Francisco State University in Ethnic Studies (Asian American Studies) where she taught "Concentration Camps, USA" and completed a thesis titled, "Re-visiting Japanese American Redress: Loyalty and the Exclusion of Expatriates.”

Dina has received numerous awards and distinctions for her social justice work including the Samuel Soifer Social Justice Award, the Justice Edward H. Nakamura Memorial Scholarship and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Law Foundation Scholarship. In 2012, Dina was named the Rhoda Lewis Award recipient presented by the Hawai‘i Women’s Legal Foundation, and she received the Distinguished Service Award from the Japanese American Citizens League (Honolulu Chapter) for her work with Micronesian communities in Hawai‘i. Hawai‘i Business Magazine featured Dina as one of their “20 for the Next 20: People to Watch in 2013.”[1]

PowerPac+ Board of Directors

PowerPAC+ Board of Directors, as of 2017 included Dina Shek - Honolulu, HI Director, Medical- Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii (Univ. of Hawaii Law School).[2]

Supporting Hirono

PowerPAC+ August 8, 2012,


PAC+ is proud to support Mazie Hirono in her historic bid for the U.S. Senate from the great state of Hawaii. Mazie would be the first Asian American woman ever to serve in the Senate, and she's locked in a close race in Saturday's primary election. PAC+ Board members Sherry Broder and Dina Shek, along with members Mari Matsuda and Chuck Lawrence presented Mazie with a check from PAC+ at last night's event. GO MAZIE!! — with Sherry Broder, Dina Shek, Mazie Hirono, Chuck Lawrence and Mari Matsuda in Honolulu, Hawaii.