Meet your Senior Leaders!

Major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Hometown: Waipahu, HI
What made you decide to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
I decided to attend the University of Hawai'i at Manoa because I fell in love with the Transitional Health Science Simulation Center (THSSC). It is a surreal experience to think that when I was only a freshman in high school when I first got a tour of the facility and now, actually have the amazing opportunity to utilize it. I also love UH Manoa because it is my home away from home, considering I live all the way out in Waipahu. The environment is different enough that I can get homesick, but still get to have an experience that takes me out of my comfort zone.
What do you love most about UHM?
I love the people of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. The aloha spirit is palpable and obvious in the smiles that greet you when you walk around the campus. You can make a friend sitting in Campus Center on your very first day of school. And the best part is that they may have moved here from a completely different part of the world! I love the diversity of the university and the fact that despite how people come from various places and backgrounds, they pick up the spirit of aloha when they come here.
If you could be any animal, what would you be?
I would be an elephant because I've lived all my life being a little person. I think it'd be fun to be the biggest thing in the vicinity for a change. Also, elephants are adorable even though they're humongous!

Ina Deloso

Sydney Unciano

Major:Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
Hometown: Aiea, HI
What do you like most about the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The variety of resources, activities, organizations, and clubs on campus is what I like most about UH Manoa. Although it may be a bit overwhelming, it is fun and enlightening to discover the many different ways to finance and pursue your education, both in and outside of the classroom.
Where is your favorite place to eat on-campus?
My favorite place to eat on campus is on the tables outside of Paradise Palms because the serene scenery helps me collect my thoughts after class, and prepare for studying in Hamilton. The trees provide shade from the hot sun. It is also a quiet, relaxing place to have a nice lunch with a friend.
What is a quote or mantra you like to live by?
A quote that I often live by is, 2 Corinthians 4:18 "So we fix our eyes on not what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."