Author: Nicole Fernandez

Jamie Lee

18-year-old Jamie Lee is a Liberal Arts major from Honolulu who has just finished his first year at KCC. Interested in anime, Lee hopes to be accepted into the Animation Department’s internship once he receives his Liberal Arts degree.

Lee works as an AVID tutor at Washington Middle School. Previously, he only tutored in its summer school program for four years while he was in high school, and now he tutors during the regular school year. The tutors help the students with work problems that they are having difficulty solving on their own in any subject.

In his spare time, Lee likes to play board games with his friends or practice his animation skills.

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Adam Pada

Adam Pada is a 21-year-old first-year student from Kahaluʻu. He is interested in a Computer Science degree, though he currently does not have an official major. He decided to attend Kapiʻolani Community College as Windward Community College did not have the classes he needed for that particular major.

Pada was always keen to get into the computer science field, as he loves working with computers and learning about their technology. He hopes to continue working with them once he graduates, but is unsure of his exact plans.

“I’m still trying to figure that out, though, my future,” Pada said, “Like everyone else.”

He works at Yamashiro’s Building Supply, which his family is connected to through the owner. It’s a simple job that allows him to focus mainly on his education, something that is important to him. In his free time, Pada enjoys going to the gym in order to stay in shape. There is not much spare time in his life because he prefers to concentrate on school and work.

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  • Yonik GomezYonik Gomez
    Yonik Gomez is in his first semester at KCC for his general education classes and he intends on graduating with a degree in radiology technology. "I always wanted to get into the medical field," says Yonik, but since his wife already lives the stressful life of a nurse, he'd rather "get a job that'll be relaxing." Yonik is from New York but was stationed in Kaneohe in 2012 during his time in the military. He's glad that he finished his five-year contract in the military and is now hoping to get his degree. In his spare time he likes to cook, work, and draw "anything that's in front of [him]."

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