Desiree Manayan is a second-year student at KCC whose major is in nursing. She commutes to campus by bus from Kalihi and is so far, finishing up her pre-requisites for the  nursing program. Eventually Manayan hopes to one day be a registered nurse, specifically specializing in pediatrics.

Her favorite class here at KCC is Creative Writing, which she took with Mrs. Harada. What she says she likes about it the most is how she would write multiple drafts to perfect the final pieces pieces, which would in turn help Manayan work out her story in the end.

Manayan is also an avid reader. She will read whatever catches her interest, but mostly she will check in the Young Adult section of the library.