Tom DiGrazia received a JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School, a certificate in English and American law from the University of London, and his MA in political science from Rutgers University. He has practiced law in South Dakota, Indiana, Alaska and Hawaii. Early in his career he was a RKF Fellow working with the Lakota in South Dakota; and he practiced public interest law with Native Americans all over the US. He is a peacemaker, lawyer and director of the Mediation Center—Windward Oahu. He is an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University, teaching graduate classes in Mediation and Conflict. His concurrent profession is as a senior teacher, co-founder and co-director of the Yoga School of Kailua and Hawaii Yoga Prison Project. He is also the author of Peacemaker: A Sicilian American Memoir.