Meet your Staff!



Hometown: Kahului, HI
Major: Educational Administration (Higher Education)
Do you have any words of wisdom or things you wish you'd known as an incoming UHM student
Get involved as much as possible. It's a great way to network and gain new skills and experience.
What are three goals on your bucket list?
Visit the Michael Jordan statue at United Center, own a Michael Jordan authentic jersey, and get Michael Jordan's autograph.
What are you favorite snack foods or beverage(s) you like to purchase on campus and why?
STARBUCKS because coffee.

Allyson Arrieta


Brian Jyriel Boado



Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Information and Computer Science (BA) & Ilokano (BA)
What made you decide to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?
It's close to home and I did not want to leave the islands until I graduate.
What are your favorite snack foods or beverage(s) you like to purchase on campus and why?
Ice coffee at Bale. It's cheap and you have an option to include bubbles/tapioca pearls.
What are some of your hobbies?
I like to play basketball and tennis.



Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Finance & International Business (BBA)
Where's your favorite place to eat on campus and why?
I like to eat at Campus Center because it's close to where most of my classes are and you can see so many people that you know around.
What's your favorite joke?
What do you call the security guards outside of Samsung? The Guardians of the Galaxy.
What is a quote or mantra you like to live by?
"Be yourself because everyone else is taken."

Cedric Colling


Frankie Empeno



Hometown: Pearl City, HI
Major: Japanese Language (BA) Minor: Asian Studies
What do you like most about the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The abundance of foreign students, specifically from East Asian countries that allow me to practice the language I'm studying.
Where's your favorite place to study on campus and why?
If I am by myself, 100% either 3rd or 4th floors of Hamilton Library because of the absolute silence and zero distractions. With people, Sinclair Library because of the ability to eat food while studying.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Time Control. Logically proven to be the best superpower.



Hometown: Laoag City, PH / Waikele, HI
Major: Art, Graphic Design (BFA)
What made you decide to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
I decided to attend UH Manoa because of its prestigious design program. I wanted to surround myself with classmates and professors that will challenge me and help me grow. It is probably the best decision I've made so far.
Where's your favorite place to eat on campus and why?
BaLe because I definitely love their Banh Mi!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
If I could, I wouldn't settle in one place. I want to keep traveling. But if I could live anywhere, I'd like to stay in the Philippines for a while. Happiness never ends there.

Roselle Julian


Lavender Oyadomari



Hometown: Mililani, HI
Major: Food Science and Human Nutrition (BS)
What made you decide to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa
I decided to attend UH Manoa because it would provide me with affordable, yet quality education. UH Manoa has a great nutrition program and since I want to become a dietitian, it was the perfect choice.
What are your favorite snack foods or beverage(s) you like to purchase on campus and why?
Spam musubi! It's cheap, delicious, and easy to eat while walking between classes.
What do you think is the greatest invention ever invented?
iPhone.



Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Major: Marketing and Management (BBA)
What do you like most about the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The positive energy that is coming off from the community on campus.
Where's your favorite place to study and why?
In class because you are being twice as productive that way.
What is a quote or mantra you like to live by?
"Sometimes you fall, nothing's stopping you from getting up."

Charles Pham


Marty Ronquillo



Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
Major: Political Science (BA) Minor: History
What do you like most about the University of Hawaii at Manoa?
How close it is to town, the class sizes, and how green the campus is.
Where's your favorite place to study on campus and why?
Sinclair library is my favorite place. It's quiet enough but not too quiet. Also I like how it is not AC because it is distracting when you're freezing and trying to study.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Sydney, Australia because it's a combination of both Los Angeles and Seattle.




Hometown: Gilroy, CA
Major: Natural Resources and Environmental Management (BS)
What made you decide to attend University of Hawaii at Manoa?
The research opportunities along with a more hands on approach to learning.
What are some of your hobbies?
Trying different food, listening to music, napping, and traveling.
What is a quote or mantra you like to live by?
"You can do it"

Kaelin Sylva