Emma Eckfeldt is a first-year student at KCC as a liberal arts major with a concentration in education. Eckfeldt is of Japanese descent and has many family members who are fluent in Japanese, which has inspired her to go into the JET program or Japanese English Teaching program when she transfers to UH-Mānoa. She is currently taking four classes and is in an elementary Japanese class. Her goal after graduation is to move to Japan as an English teacher to teach young elementary-age students. Eckfeldt chose KCC because she wanted a chance to explore options without the pressure of a university. At KCC, she also has more time to think about future classes and get her toe in the water when it comes to learning Japanese.
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Mac Smith is a second year marine biology major with the goal of becoming a National Geographic photojournalist. Mac hopes that with journalism, she can inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle and become more eco-friendly.
- Desiree ManayanDesiree Manayan is a second-year student at KCC whose major is in nursing. She commutes to campus by bus from Kalihi and is so far, finishing up her pre-requisites for the nursing program. Eventually Manayan hopes to one day be a registered nurse, specifically specializing in pediatrics. Her favorite class here at KCC is Creative Writing, which she took with Mrs. Harada. What she says she likes about it the most is how she would write multiple drafts to perfect the final pieces pieces, which would in turn help Manayan work out her story in the end. Manayan is also an avid reader. She will read whatever catches her interest, but mostly she will check in the Young Adult section of the library.