By Shawna Takaki | Staff Writer

Word on the Street: What academic plans you have for the future after graduation?

Jason Herrera Jr
Age: 26
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawai’i
Major: Natural Science – Information & Communications Technology

“UH. Just finish a bachelor’s in Data Science. … I’m not too sure which field specifically I want to work in but I’ve been looking into Bioinformatics, which is the biological side of data science.”

Chelia DeCoite-Sanchez
Age: 19
Hometown: Kaunakakai, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts – Family Resources

“Well, this is my last step before I can apply for jobs in children care. So this is my last step academically. … I want to do a daycare.”

Kanani Victoria Cronkhite 
Age: 25
Hometown: Corona, California
Major: Liberal Arts – Psychology

“I see myself being a Forensic Psychologist. I need a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology and probably a PhD in Social Psychology. … I plan to go to Denver University because they have a really awesome graduate program.”

Kynsie Mahealani Alicia Won
Age: 23
Hometown: Waipahu, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts – Arts

“Go to the EMT school here. … I want to be a paramedic and in order for that, I’m going to get the MICT credentials.”

Adonis Rei Fiesta 
Age: 20
Hometown: Kalihi, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts – Secondary Education

“I’m planning to transfer to UH Mānoa to get my bachelor’s in Secondary Education, majoring in Mathematics. … I want to be a math teacher. When I was still in high school … I really hated math since I was young, but because of this teacher of mine, she teaches geometry, I loved how she made things easy for me to understand. So like I wanted to be like her also. That’s the reason I’m taking this pathway.”

Danelyn Grace Hortizuela 
Age: 20
Hometown: Kailua, Hawai’i
Major: Liberal Arts – Psychology

“After KCC, I hope to get my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and go into therapy. I mean, I really enjoy helping people, so it’s a big deal to me. I want to help friends, family, and other people. … I hope to be a Developmental Psychologist working with children.

Lester L. Sibal
Age: 19
Hometown: Albai, Philippines
Major: Liberal Arts – Family Resources

“I plan to transfer to another university for Nursing. HPU for Nursing. … After that, I plan to do my master’s for Nursing too. … At first, my main goal was the money, because nursing is a high-paying job, but then when I worked at a senior daycare … [and] I saw how fragile they are. I want to be there for the grandmas and the sick.”

Patricia Robbins 
Age: 47
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Major: Certificate of Competence – Entrepeneurship

“No more school. I plan to start an online boutique and be successful with that. Then shift to doing a ghost kitchen.”

Yuuta Yamaguchi 
Age: 22
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Major: Liberal Arts

“Economics. I’m not sure, really, but after graduating UH with Economics, maybe I will go on to keep studying.”

Tran Thanh Hien Le 
Age: 22
Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Major: Liberal Arts – Accounting

“I’m working at an accounting firm. I will try to go to UH West O‘ahu and major in Accounting for a bachelor’s.”