Thao Huynh is a second-year college student at KCC majoring in hospitality. At the age of 24, Huynh has already received a B.A. in hospitality in her home country, Vietnam, but has decided to go back to school in Hawai’i since her foreign degree wouldn’t qualify in the U.S., which is where she eventually wants to live as a citizen. Huynh currently resides in Waikīkī with her uncle and cousins. Over the summer she plans on relaxing after the long school year and working part time at a Vietnamese restaurant in Chinatown.
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Kayla Valera is a first-year college student with the intention of majoring in Life Science. Her interests include reading, music, and watching odd documentaries. In the future Kayla hopes to narrow down a career that’s cohesive to her many interests. Kayla can be reached at email@example.com.
- Kaitlin VictorinoKaitlin Victorino is a first-year student at KCC who plans to major in Liberal Arts - Business Administration. She enjoys drawing and painting, but school responsibilities have limited her time to do so. She has found that bullet journaling is a good substitute and works well as a creative outlet. "Bullet journalling is basically like a planner but without all the structure. You can do whatever you want with it. Lists, budgeting ...," Victorino says. She went to school in the Philippines, where she is originally from, and later came to study in Hawaii. With English being her first language, she says she struggled with some of the social views and how she speaks and understands school subjects in her home country. "I have more role models here [than in the Philippines]," she says.