Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Mahal Montoya ’92
Born in Vallejo, raised in Captain Cook, Hawaii by grandparents, orphaned at 11, and emancipated at 15, Mahal Montoya graduated form Tech in 1992. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley and a law degree from the University of Iowa. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science form San Jose State University. Mahal made her theatrical debut as Hazel Niles in the Role Players Ensemble Theater Production of Eugene O’Neill’s Morning Becomes Electra in the fall of 2011. In addition to having many theatrical credits, Mahal has been a fashion model and has appeared on television and in movies, most recently appearing in Steve Jobs, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Fruitvale Station.
She is currently writing a documentary and practicing law in Oakland. Her law firm focuses on Business, Family, Employment, and Entertainment Law.