Thao Huynh is a second-year college student at KCC majoring in hospitality. At the age of 24, Huynh has already received a B.A. in hospitality in her home country, Vietnam, but has decided to go back to school in Hawai’i since her foreign degree wouldn’t qualify in the U.S., which is where she eventually wants to live as a citizen. Huynh currently resides in Waikīkī with her uncle and cousins. Over the summer she plans on relaxing after the long school year and working part time at a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown.
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Kayla Valera is a first-year college student with the intention of majoring in Life Science. Her interests include reading, music, and watching odd documentaries. In the future Kayla hopes to narrow down a career that’s cohesive to her many interests. Kayla can be reached at email@example.com.
- Caroline DanforthCaroline Danforth is a third-year student attending UH Mānoa majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM), specializing in Wildlife Management and Ecology. Originally from San Francisco, CA., Danforth is taking a physics course for summer school at KCC. She moved to Oʻahu in 2015 to attend college, sharing that she enjoys being a part of the NREM program in Hawaiʻi because of how it allows her to focus on management of species on a smaller scale. Compared to the mainland, Danforth said that Hawaiʻi has interesting native species that cannot be found anywhere else. In contrast to her educational reasons, Danforth shared that she chose to move to Hawaiʻi to attend college because of its close proximity to places such as the beach, and because of the opportunities that the campuses provide for students. "I like how the culture here really plays a huge influence on pretty much how everyone lives, because where I'm from there isn't ... one culture that stands out more than any of the other ones," Danforth said. "So, I like being able to learn about the Hawaiian culture and things like that, the lifestyle, and just how people interact with other people who are here, [and] the nature."