Year: 2018

Lariza Duncan

Lariza Duncan is at KCC for her second certificate, this one in Hospitality Operation Management, at 25 years old she graduated with a bachelers on the mainland back in Michigan with a psychology degree and already has a management certificate. She came to KCC as she originally came for a volunteer program that came with a scholarship and enjoyed her stay so much she declared KCC as her home college to stay on island. Should she go back to the Mainland she thinks she will be more adventurous, seeking out more nature stuff especially as her hobbies evolve around nature. Her hobbies include things such as scuba diving, free diving, rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, slack lining, traveling, photography, music, and art.

Duncan has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Canada, and the Philippines. She wishes to go back to the Philippines and go to Singapore and Thailand. Though mostly she wishes to go back to Philippines to start a business to help provide more jobs to reduce human trafficking, especially in children. Duncan also feel like she should be helping the Filipino people because she is part Filipino, has family in the Philippines, and grew up with her mom telling her that she has to help where she can to the less fortunate. She specifically wants to help those getting trafficked though due to videos she sees on the internet. While she did start a bracelet business it faded out as school took priority. Her first business was in elementary selling candy, she would buy the big bags of candy and sell the individual pieces for a higher price.

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    Alan Tupou is a third-year student at KCC who will soon graduate next semester with a degree in pre-engineering. Tupou grew up in Pālolo, Oʻahu but has recently moved with his family to Kaimukī. Before attending college, Tupou was homeschooled and said that in the meantime, he would also work a lot and make money through the his family's concrete business and would specialize in masonry. He made his way to KCC with the help of Aunty Keolani, the head coordinator for the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at KCC, and had met her through his friend who was married to her daughter. Before he transfers to the college of engineering at UH Mānoa, Tupou hopes to narrow down a field in engineering, either civil or mechanical, that he will pursue for his four-year degree.