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.
- Robert YoungRobert Young is a first-year professor at KCC. He teaches Math 75x to students. To most of his students, he is known as "Kumu". When he is not teaching, he is studying neuroscience at the center of disabilities for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Prior to teaching at KCC, Kumu Robert worked at Ānuenue and helped develop the math program there. He also currently works to develop 8th-grade mathematics curriculum for Native Hawaiians. Young likes to spend his time working at the Institute For Human Services (IHS), a homeless shelter for families and children in Kalihi. There he runs an after-school science and math program. "I think I like learning about the world more, math is just a means to do it," said Kumu Robert. He explains that math is a universal concept that can apply to anything. Kumu Robert prefers to not focus on one thing but instead likes to study many things including neuroscience and physics. Math gives him the tools to understand the world.