Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight – Fall 2014 – Kendrick Kirk

Meet Kendrick Kirk, an economics major from Yale College whose hometown is Las Vegas, Nevada. This year Kendrick goes off-track and explores his artistic side. After a summer studying film making in Prague and back packing through Europe, he comes … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight Fall 2014 – Ashley Hagerty

Meet Ashley Hagerty, a senior neuroscience major from Temple University who, with a take on Socrates’ words, lives the examined life. Find out how this young but wise 21 year-old thinks about the world around her.   What Are Your Personal … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Kristine Balslev

A Rock Lover Comes to America Meet Danish ASH student Kristine Balslev, a geology major from the University of Copenhagen who also composes and performs rock music. Home School: University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Home Town: Copenhagen, Denmark Major: … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brooklynn Cookson and Emily Ishihara: Southern Connection

Hometown and Home School Brooklynn: I’m from Tahlequah, Oklahoma and attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Emily: I’m from Andover, Massachusetts but I attend Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Favorite UH Class Brooklynn: “Drugs and Society”; I like everything … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Rachel Durkan

Meet Rachel Durkan, a super-energized student who goes all-out in everything she does! Home School: Virginia Tech Home Town: Malvern, Pennsylvania Major: Horticulture Favorite UHM Class: Herbs and Spices. It’s a super interesting and chill class. We recently took a … Continue reading

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How I Met Felix Xie: Student Spotlight

Get to know Felix Xie, a wonderfully typical college student who chose the University of Hawai‘i for a study away experience. Home School: Bates College in Lewiston, Maine Home Town: Skowhegan, Maine Major: Environmental Studies Favorite UHM Class: Painting Favorite … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Laura Butler Shines with the Stars of Hawai‘i 5-0

Communications major Laura Butler produces her own ticket to Hawai‘i by creating an internship with television show Hawai‘i 5-0. Home School: Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY Home Town: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. I’m learning different things and … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two Mid-Westerners Fly Out of the Polar Vortex and Dive Into the Waves of the Pacific Ocean

Get to know Samantha Mathes, a biology major from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Erin Walsworth, an environmental geoscience major from DePauw University. Favorite UH Class Sam: “Cell and Molecular Biology”. I like this class because it’s interactive, … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two football players from Bates College take the off-season to study in Hawaiʻi

Get to know Brian Carilli, a politics major and Josh Freedland, a psychology major, who traded the snow and cold of the infamous winter of 2014 for the sun and adventure of the tropics.   Favorite UH Class Brian: “Political … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: On the Run with Cara Bennet

Vassar student Cara Bennet brings a love of running to her study away in Hawai‘i. Home School: Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY Home Town: Bethesda, Maryland Major: History, with a minor in Native American Studies Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. … Continue reading

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