Uʻilani Sanada is an 18 year old first-year student attending KCC. Sanada graduated from Kaiser High School this year and has been living in Hawaiʻi all her life. She plans to study Occupational Therapy next year so that she can become an Occupational Therapy Assistant and work in a hospital. Sanada mentioned that this particular field of study will take her six years to complete. She likes that KCC is affordable, and that because she is working at the same time she is able to work and go to school at her own schedule. Sanada believes that education is important, which is her reason for what influenced her to attend college.
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Lexus is a third-year college student and Lunalilo Scholar. She is passionate about writing and majoring in English to become a novelist. She writes her own books during her free time, and also enjoys taking photographs and playing music. Lexus can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lahela KauihanaLahela Kauihana is a first-year student at KCC and intends to major in Travel and Tourism. She’s worked in the tourism industry for a number of years, and currently is a reservationist and customer service specialist for the Maitai Catamaran which is operated by the Sheraton in Waikiki. The Maitai Catamaran docks at Waikiki Yacht Club next to Gray’s Beach. Lahela began to immerse herself in Japanese culture and language in 2011 while working in Waikiki, and more study of the language, coupled with a degree in Travel and Tourism will hopefully enable her to move overseas for work and future career opportunities. Growing up in large, multi-generational family in Waimanalo, Lahela at one point counted up to 30 family members living on a single property with a few different homes onsite. While she is invariably busy with full-time work and classes (most free time is dedicated to her studies), she maintains a strong work ethic and drive to succeed because of her family. Says Lahela, “it’s my nieces and nephews. The kids in my family drive me.” Her emoji-themed backpack was given to her by her nieces and nephews for her birthday, and came complete with with school supplies for her first semester at KCC.