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.
About The Author
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Loreto Mendoza Jr.Loreto Mendoza Jr. was born and raised on Maui. He joined the Marine Corps right after finishing high school, in 2012. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014, for about seven months. When he was there, he did patrols and convoys. He was also stationed in California for a few years after coming back from South Asia. Mendoza is currently using his GI Bill benefits to further his education as he decided to end his active service. He’s working towards the Radiologic Technology Program at KCC. “[The military] gave me a lot of opportunities, education-wise. … I had to grow up fast. I was a 20-year old, 19 year-old in charge of guys who were 25-year old guys.” In his free time, Mendoza enjoys spear fishing.