Month: March 2018

Anaseini Kauvaka

24-year-old Anaseini Kauvaka is originally from Hilo, Hawai’i. She received her associate’s degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant last summer, but still comes over to campus to study for her license exam, which is coming up next month. She says that, although some parts of the test are hard, “as long as you know the rationales of the test, you are good.”

She is focused on getting lots of test practice at the moment, and hopes to pass the 200-question exam so she can do fieldwork as an Occupational Therapist. Her aim is to work with rehab within the elderly population.

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  • Leinad ArakakiLeinad Arakaki
    Leinad Arakaki received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Kauaʻi Community College back in 2002. She was born and raised in Kauaʻi and moved to Oʻahu in 2006. Originally, her plan in coming to KCC was to finish her degree and get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Since coming back to school Arakaki has rediscovered the passion she has always had for social sciences. "While nursing is a great profession, I always, always was interested in humanities, social sciences," she said. "And when I took my geography course last semester, which would have been part of my bachelor's in Nursing, I realized how much I really love it and still love it and decided to head into a social science field." Arakaki is considering getting her Bachelor of Arts in Geography or even Sociology when she transfers to UH-Mānoa next semester. When she's not busy studying or working, she loves to hike trails like Moanalua trail over on the windward side.