Who is Senator Brian Schatz's wife Linda?

BRIAN Schatz has been Hawaii's senior senator since 2012.

Linda Schatz, his wife, has worked both as a mother and full-time architect.

Who is Linda Schatz?

Linda Schatz was raised in Hawaii by her first-generation immigrant parents who are from China and Hong Kong.

Linda told Pacific Edge magazine in a 2017 interview that she grew up in her family's Chinese restaurant, Kwok's Chop Suey.

"I became an entrepreneur through necessity," Linda told Pacific Edge.

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According to Linda, working in a family business was a formative experience that still motivates her today.

Linda graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a doctorate in architecture.

After graduating, she started working with Kamehameha Schools as an intern and worked her way up to development manager.

She then founded a real estate development company, Schatz Collaborative, in 2016 where she provides her development expertise to landowners and investors.

"Since we are a small boutique firm, we all do everything," Linda told Pacific Edge. "My job description is whatever keeps moving the project forward."

Do Brian and Linda have children?

Linda and the senator have two children together.

Brian and Linda have one son, Tyler, and one daughter, Mia.

Being a mother has deeply affected the way Linda views her work.

"Because of all the demands placed on mothers every day, it's given me the ability to make decisions and judgment calls in all parts of my life quickly to ensure I am productive and efficient," Linda told Pacific Edge.

"My partners and clients are lucky to have a working mom on their projects," she continued.

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