Lewis and Clark Law School, J.D. 2019
University of Alaska Southeast , M.A. Teaching 2010
Seattle University, B.A. English 2007
Bis was raised in Alaska, but adopted from India along with his brother. His fond memories of childhood include his love for literature and soccer. He moved to Seattle for college and got his first taste of living in a big city and was immediately impressed with the ethnic diversity.
After earning his English degree, he returned to Alaska and taught as a high school English teacher and as an Adjunct English Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His mother, Gayle Pierce, was an accomplished woman in the Fairbanks school district. She negotiated on behalf of Fairbanks educators to improve their salaries and working conditions during her term as the director for NEA-Alaska. She motivated Bis to make a difference in this world. It was during this period that he became interested in mediation and the law. Following the advice of his family and friends, he left for law school to satisfy his curiosity for the world of law.
Since moving back to Seattle, Bis and his fiancée adopted a Pomeranian-Papillion dog, and they are looking forward to settling down and raising a family.