Author: Jared Page

Kristian Pollack

Kristian Pollack is a 19-year-old Kaiser High School alumnus in his second semester at Kapi’olani Community College. He’s currently majoring in accounting and plans to transfer to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa upon completion of his associate’s degree. He was born in Arizona but moved to Hawai‘i at the age of 2 and has resided in Honolulu since then. 

Pollack spends some of his free time enjoying classic strategy games like solitaire and Mancala, and he’s always prepared for a spontaneous showdown.

“I have an entire bag full of games in case my friends randomly show up,” he said. The wildly popular Cards against Humanity is his favorite choice as of right now.

Pollack has spent a considerable amount of time honing his skills. 

“I’m a terrible student, so I’ve been grounded for a long time,” he said with a smirk. “I’m used to having other options besides electronics.” 

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