Mikayla Shankles is a first-year student attending KCC with the intention of either majoring in computer or software engineering. Mikayla initially wanted to major in civil engineer, but after her uncle – who is a civil engineer himself – said that it wouldn’t suit her, she chose between computer and software due to her passion for building her own computers and creating applications. During her free time, Mikayla enjoys taking long walks on the beach to relieve stress. Mikayla is also a Lunalilo Scholar from the Lunalilo Scholarship Program. Mikayla stated that she had never been a scholar before, and finds it awesome to be one knowing that she has people supporting her.
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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.
- Kara RiggsbeeKara will be graduating this December from UH Mānoa with a degree in Molecular Cell Biology. Though she takes classes over at the Mānoa campus, you’ll find Kara working under KCC Microbiology Professor John Berestecky in a lab on KCC’s campus most days of the week. Kara hopes to continue her studies in either graduate-level biology research or by attending medical school. Kara grew up in southern California and decided to attend UH Mānoa in part due to the stories she heard from her father about the islands. He was stationed on O’ahu in the Navy some years back. Over spring break, Kara traveled to Maui and enjoyed her trip immensely — especially the road to Hāna and waterfalls along the way — in spite of receiving a sunburn for the first time.