Payaum is a junior at Bay Shore High School and has been on the Mock Trial team for two years, both as a defense attorney. Payaum was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, and has been living in New York for two years. Payaum is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, and his favorite subjects include English, History of the Americas, and Theory of Knowledge. Other than Mock Trial, Payaum is on Bay Shore’s Golf, Tennis, and Model United Nations Nationals team. In his free time, he enjoys working out, playing golf, or just hanging out with friends. His future plans are to go to college in California, Law School, and one day become an attorney specializing in negotiation.