Author: Chris Takahashi

Kitty Hino

Kitty Hino is in her third year of working at UH Mānoa in the field of education. She also wears another, yet similar, hat by coordinating leadership programs for high school-aged youth from Japan through the Lokahi Foundation, where she also works.

Hino holds a certificate in legal studies from KCC and has even spent time as a program coordinator at the Honda International Center. When time permits, you’ll find Hino in the ocean. She’s passionate about night diving — her favorite spot is off the coast of Kāhala — and bodyboarding “Walls” in Waikiki.

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  • Alyssa EspinozaAlyssa Espinoza
    Alyssa Espinoza moved to Hawaiʻi with her husband ­six months ago. Originally from Texas, Espinoza and her partner had spent a year and a half stationed in Nebraska before moving to the aloha state. She said that she has been enjoying the island, and its mellow weather. “I like it because it doesn’t snow,” Espinoza said. “We get to go to the beach a lot, which is a lot of fun. … We can be outside, swimming, and my dog likes to be outside … ” Being away from her extended family is a challenge to the 21-year old. “ … My family is back home in Texas, and I recently just lost two of my grandfathers, over the past like, two months. That’s the hardest part, is not being able to be with my family.” Alyssa is currently working towards a degree in nursing at KCC. In the future, she hopes to work in pediatric care. In her free time, she goes on hikes and fishing with her husband. She also enjoys watching tutorial videos on how to do makeup.

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