Meet your Staff!

Hometown: Kahului, HI
Major: Educational Administration (Higher Education)
Where is your favorite place to eat on-campus?
My favorite place to eat on-campus is at the Campus Center Food Court. They offer a variety of food stations, such as plate lunches, bentos, sushi, burgers and fries, and tossed salads. I also appreciate their sustainability efforts.
What words of wisdom would you like to share with the parents and family members ofincoming UHM students?
Support is key to success. While your student is in college, try to keep in touch with them - ask them about their day or how they are doing in their classes. A simple text message or phone call can go a long way.
What is your go-to "theme" song that you listen to in order to feel motivated or fired up?
The Imperial March from Star Wars (Darth Vader's theme song)

Allyson Arrieta

Frankie Empeno

Hometown: Pearl City, HI
Major: Japanese Language (BA) Minor: Asian Studies
Where is your favorite place to study off-campus?
Tea Boss Kissa. Their signature Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese for any study session + great coffee and now bubble tea! Best part? They're open until 1:00 a.m.!
What words of wisdom or advice would you like to share with incoming UHM students?
Learn to live for yourself. Don't pick classes or pursue degrees or change your life goals and aspirations for anyone else but yourself. Life is a white canvas and you have the power to paint whatever picture you want on your own terms.
What are some of your hobbies?
I have an obsession with collecting and drinking a variety of rare and exotic loose leaf teas. Also, tv, movies, and video games.

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Major:Marketing and Management (BBA)
What is the best class you have ever taken at UHM?
The best class I have taken at UHM was ASAN323, it was so good I took it a second time!
What words of wisdom or advice would you like to share with incoming UHM students?
If you don't know what to say, start with a compliment.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To be able to take superpowers away FOREVER, so all those superpowers don't mess with me.

Charles Pham

Marty Ronquillo

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Major: Political Science (BA) Minor: History
What do you like most about the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
How close it is to town, the class sizes, and how green the campus is.
Where's your favorite place to study on campus and why?
Sinclair library is my favorite place. It's quiet enough but not too quiet. Also I like how it is not AC because it is distracting when you're freezing and trying to study.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Sydney, Australia because it's a combination of both Los Angeles and Seattle.

Hometown: Gilroy, CA
Major: Natural Resources and Environmental Management (BS)
What made you decide to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The opportunity to be connected with professors that research opportunities along with a more hands on approach to learning.
What is your favorite college moment so far?
Studying abroad because you get to meet new people and pursue topics that you have an interest in.
What do you think is the greatest invention ever invented?
The internet because it allows you to keep in touch with people across the globe and for you to find cute animal videos.

Kaelin Sylva

Auli`i Aikau-Osurman

Hometown:Pauoa, HI
Major: Human Resource Management and International Business (BBA)
Minor: Hawaiian language
What made you decide to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
I never knew what my major was going to be after graduating High School, so I didn't want to waste all that money going away to school so that's why I decided to stay in Hawaii and go to school at UHM.
What words of wisdom or advice would you like to share with incoming UHM students?
In college, academics are important because our main goal is receive a higher education. But we should also have a social life, because that's what's going to push you throughout your years in college.
What are 3 goals on your bucket list?
Sky Diving, Have a job waiting for me once I graduate from college, and to travel to different countries.

Hometown: Waipahu, HI
Major: Computer Science (BA)
Minor: Japanese
What made you decide to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The combination of a school having the major I wanted and having all my credits transfer. Plus, I thought I would come here since I was a kid.
What is your favorite college moment so far?
My favorite college moment so far is probably in Spring 2016. I was fairly new around this time, and started making friends with people in my major. It felt really good because I was honestly going to quit school, but they gave me the support to continue. Plus, they got me more into computers. I also asked this pretty girl to lunch, and we had lunch. It was an interesting experience.
What is your favorite joke?
Q: What did the buffalo say to his son left for college? A: Bison.

Lancen Daclison