By Lexus Yamashiro | Staff Writer

If you could have a conversation with any famous person in the world, who would it be with and why? What would you want to talk about?

Jaeeun Kim 
Age: 20
Hometown: Daejeon, South Korea
Major: Liberal Arts

“I would say, right now, Kendrick Lamar because … first of all, I love music; I’m into making some. Listening to his album just gives me so much inspiration, like influences. I guess I would like to take some influences from him if I get the chance to meet him.”

Juan Doria 
Age: 35
Hometown: Hawai‘i Kai
Major: Nursing

“I would definitely talk to Trump. You know, I wonder what he wants to do with healthcare because there’s been this ongoing issue about trying to change Obamacare and … I don’t think [Trump] has any idea. You’re just curious, you know, with politics and everything that’s going on. So, I guess that’s what I would like to know more about.”

Veronica Ogata 
Age: 48
Hometown: Hawai‘i Kai
Occupation: Student Success Coordinator

“The first person that came to mind was Gandhi. Basically, a quote that drives me is … that he said was ‘Be the change you want to be in the world.’ So with that saying, I would’ve asked him how was that journey for him, and what was that epiphany or that moment where he said to himself ‘That’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to be the change for this world and for other people.’ Being the Student Success Coordinator and coming in contact with students everyday, not that I would change the world, but every small thing that I do hopefully helps them with their journey or how they want to change the world for themselves.”

Andy Bham 
Age: 27
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Major: Culinary Arts

“Well, my first option is Gordon Ramsey, he is the famous chef. [I want to know] about his recipes, because he has a lot of greatest recipes, so I want to learn from him.”

Cassidy Cain 
Age: 18
Hometown: Honolulu
Major: Liberal Arts

“50 Cent because … he’s a self-made man. [I’d want to talk about] the philosophy of power.”