Author: Nakoa Nunies

Robert Young

Robert Young is a first-year professor at KCC. He teaches Math 75x to students. To most of his students, he is known as “Kumu”. When he is not teaching, he is studying neuroscience at the center of disabilities for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Prior to teaching at KCC, Kumu Robert worked at Ānuenue and helped develop the math program there. He also currently works to develop 8th-grade mathematics curriculum for Native Hawaiians.

Young likes to spend his time working at the Institute For Human Services (IHS), a homeless shelter for families and children in Kalihi. There he runs an after-school science and math program.

“I think I like learning about the world more, math is just a means to do it,” said Kumu Robert.

He explains that math is a universal concept that can apply to anything. Kumu Robert prefers to not focus on one thing but instead likes to study many things including neuroscience and physics. Math gives him the tools to understand the world.

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Deevon Donre

Deevon Donre is a first-year part-time student attending Kapi‘olani Community College focused on liberal arts with the intention of switching to natural sciences later. She’s most commonly known for her long brown hair, which extends all the way down to her ankles.

“It’s a family thing,” Deevon said. “The trick is coconut oil.”

Since she was a child she used coconut oil in her hair to keep it healthy.

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    Anthony Murakami was born and raised in Honolulu and is a returning student, attending KCC part-time this semester. In 2010, Murakami graduated from KCC with his degree in Exercise and Sport Science, but in 2013 he decided to come back and pursue his Liberal Arts degree. He originally had plans to go back to school and get his degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at UH Mānoa. However, Murakami recently changed his mind about continuing in that program and decided to would be best to finish off his classes for Liberal Arts. Currently, he is three classes away from graduating and has not decided what path he wants to continue on when he finishes. During his free time, Murakami enjoys running and kick-boxing when he's not working or at school.

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