Danelle Gallo, Oʻahu resident by way of Connecticut, is a KCC pre-nursing student applying for either the LPN or RN program for Fall 2017. Her first love is art, of which Danelle admits, “I’ll always be an artist and a musician.” Danelle has channeled her passion for art and music into her studies of medicine, and she hopes to become a compassionate healer in the field. She is currently wrapping up a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the World Medicine Institute. “We need both (western and eastern medicine approaches) to be healthy … and so I’ve been studying acupuncture and medicinal herbs. I feel like I want a really comprehensive view of medicine,” says Danelle. In her spare time you can find Danelle enjoying the outdoors, creating music, and blending art creatively with political action.
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Chris is a pre-nursing student and originally hails from Los Angeles, California. Though not native to the islands, he has strong local roots; his grandfather grew up on a sugar plantation on Kaua‘i and most of his extended family lives in Honolulu. When not cramming for an exam in the library you’ll find Chris surfing many of the fantastic waves O‘ahu has to offer. Chris can be reached at email@example.com.
- Hiromi KijoHiromi Kijo is a first-year student attending KCC, majoring in hospitality. Originally from Okinawa, Kijo said that she sees Hawaiʻi as a place similar to her hometown. "Tourism industry is so big in Hawaiʻi, so that's what I choose to come here, Hawaiʻi, to study hospitality," Kijo said. Kijo said that it was her high school teacher in Haebaru, Japan, who influenced her to attend KCC for hospitality. She has known how to speak English for two years now, and is still trying to learn and understand English everyday. Kijo said she plans to go back to Okinawa to get a job after she finishes at KCC. Her dream is to be able to reach out to other countries from Okinawa through the tourism industry.