The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Mid-Year Commencement Ceremony—held December 16, at the Stan Sheriff Center—featured outstanding student speaker Annabelle Le Jeune. An estimated 900 students participated in the commencement ceremony.
Le Jeune’s fascination in storytelling and writing is derived from a multicultural background and explorative lifestyle in Miami, Florida, where was born and raised. She studied English and journalism at UH Mānoa as a gateway to adventure in her interests in environmentalism, human rights, cultural studies and much more. Le Jeune’s studies in global citizenship has led her toward learning opportunities in places like Spain, Morocco, India and Austria.
She hopes to use her degrees to tell stories that will extend her reach on a global scale, voicing communities and environments that are otherwise overlooked. Le Jeune wants to share with others what she has been so privileged to have: laughter.