New Student Orientation Staff



Martin Deabler
Programming Associate
Hometown Kaimuki, HI
Major(s) Accounting and Economics
Year in School Senior
Words of Wisdom It's very important to get integrated into the campus community. Get involved and explore all the areas UHM has to offer.
Why did you decide to attend UH-Manoa? I love where I live. Hawaii is my home and here's the place I want to be.
Most embarrassing college moment I make it a point to find something embarrassing to do every day of my life. It makes the world a more funny/interesting place to live in.
Favorite place to eat on campus My go to place is the Campus Center Food Court. They have an amazing selection of plate lunches, pasta, salads, sandwiches, sushi, etc. My favorite thing to eat is there Beef Stew.
Favorite place to go have fun Believe it or not, my favorite place to go have fun is the SLD office. We have an amazing/unique group of individuals which translates into exciting adventures, funny stories and interactive engagement.
Place where you would like to go on vacation to Kona, on the Big Island is my favorite place to go on vacation. It's like my second home.
What song(s) fires you up? Listen to the music - The Doobie Brothers
What cartoon character do you relate to the most? Coach McGuirk from Home Movies
Any other quirky facts about you I'm a guy with a huge brain in a ripped body :o

LeeArron Hughes
Programming Associate
Hometown Wasilla, AK
Major(s) Nursing
Year in School Senior
Words of Wisdom Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Why did you decide to attend UH-Manoa? I had always wanted to live in Hawaii, when I got the chance I took it.
Favorite college moment Getting into nursing school, best feeling of accomplishment ever.
Favorite place to relax The gym
Place where you would like to go on vacation to New Zealand, because it looks beautiful!
What cartoon character do you relate to the most? Tom and Jerry, haha constantly a game of cat and mouse, that's how I feel like my life is right now!
Any other quirky facts about you My name is originally spelled Lee Aaron, I am named after a Canadian heavy metal rock singer. She was famous in the 80's, most popular for her song "Metal Queen." True story, google it!

Alycia Kiyabu
Programming Associate
Hometown Paukukalo, Wailuku (Maui)
Major(s) Psychology
Year in School Graduate Student
Words of Wisdom Embrace the uncomfortable and seek out the new! This is your time to flourish
Favorite college moment The little moments in between the grand ones: eating lunch with friends, late night study sessions, "talking story" in the office.
Favorite place to eat on campus In the NSO office ... get Air Conditioning
Favorite place to go have fun Hawaiian Brians; I like to play pool/billiards
Place where you would like to go on vacation to Singapore
What cartoon character do you relate to the most? Mulan
Any other quirky facts about you My last name means "happy warrior" according to my Okinawan grandmother (^^)