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Michelle Tagorda

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Michelle A. Tagorda

Michelle A. Tagorda was born in Hilo, Hawai‘i and is a graduate of Kea‘au High School where she ran track, played soccer, competed in science fair and was an active member of student body government, civic club, math league and national honor society.

Tagorda attended the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she received bachelor degrees in biology and psychology. As an undergraduate, she was a New Student Orientation Leader, Access to College Excellence peer mentor and a peer advisor at the Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center. She was also a member of the Pre-Medical Association, Psi Chi Honor Society, Mortar Board Honor Society and Office of Multicultural Student Services: Bin-I Program. Throughout the majority of her undergraduate years and into her first year as a graduate student, Tagorda was also part of the Campus Center Board.

Currently serving as an undergraduate advisor for the UH Office of Public Health Studies, Tagorda is pursuing her master of public health at UH Manoa. She also assists the Manoa Peer Advisors as the program assistant, and is a member of the Hawai‘i Public Health Association and the Hui Ola Pono student group. Additionally, she volunteered with the Hawai‘i Primary Care Association to develop an educational toolkit for the film Ola.

Tagorda is also part of the Health Behavior Change Research Workgroup, working on the Waipahu Health Action Research Training project. She works with high school seniors to facilitate classroom activities on physical activity and healthy nutrition as preventative measures for obesity.

In her spare time, Tagorda enjoys playing basketball, running at Ala Moana Beach Park, reading and journal writing.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

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Randolph G. Moore
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Term ends 2018
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Jan Naoe Sullivan
Vice Chair
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Term ends 2016
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Eugene Bal III
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2018
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Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
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Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
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Barry T. Mizuno
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Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
Lee Putnam, headshot
Lee Putnam
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
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Michelle Tagorda
Student regent
Term ends 2016
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Stanford Yuen
Honolulu County
Term ends 2019
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Simeon Acoba
Interim
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
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Dileep G. Bal
Interim
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
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Peter Hoffmann
Interim
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
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Helen Nielsen
Interim
Maui County
Term ends 2015