Yuli Iwamoto is a first-year student attending KCC. Majoring in Liberal Arts, the 24-year-old chose to move from Saitama, Japan to Hawaiʻi to learn about the hotel management industry. Iwamoto yearns to manage a hotel beauty salon of her own in the future and hopes to gain an understanding of massage management through KCC.

Iwamoto admires the nice view that KCC has and enjoys the food that is served in the cafeteria. Looking to possibly transfer to UH Mānoa after completing her Associate of Arts, Iwamoto said she will continue to pursue a degree in hotel management.