Lariza Duncan is at KCC for her second certificate in Hospitality Operation Management. At 25 years old she graduated with a bachelors degree back in Michigan with a psychology degree and already has a management certificate. She came to KCC for a volunteer program that came with a scholarship and enjoyed her stay so much she declared KCC as her home college to stay on island.
Should she go back to the Mainland, she thinks she will be more adventurous, seeking out more nature, especially as her hobbies revolve around nature. Her hobbies include scuba diving, free diving, rock climbing, bouldering, hiking, slacklining, traveling, photography, music, and art.
Duncan has traveled to Australia, New Zealand, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Canada, and the Philippines. She wishes to go back to the Philippines and go to Singapore and Thailand. Duncan mostly she wishes to go back to Philippines to start a business to help provide more jobs to reduce human trafficking especially where it concerns children. Duncan also feels like she should be helping the Filipino people because she is part Filipino, has family in the Philippines, and grew up with her mom telling her that she has to help where she can for the less fortunate. She specifically wants to help those getting trafficked due to videos she sees on the internet.
While she did start a bracelet business, it faded out as school took priority. Her first business was in elementary selling candy, she would buy big bags of candy and sell the individual pieces for a higher price.