Category Archives: Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw

Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw   Honolulu is just one more stop for ASH student Sarah Hackshaw as she dances across the US!   Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Columbus, Ohio Major: I’m a double major … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley

Student Spotlight: Surfing from Maine to Hawai‘i  The ASH “Student Spotlight” series profiles two students from Fall Semester 2013 who bring east coast-style surfing skills from Maine all the way to Hawai‘i. Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley are marine science … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Alexis Ouellette — Making it Happen!

Meet Alexis Ouellette, a sophomore from Cheshire, Connecticut, spending spring semester in Hawai‘i. Major: Communication Disorders (Speech Therapy) Home School: Southern Connecticut State University Favorite UHM Class: My favorite class, hands down, is Hawaiian Studies. I use what I learn … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Maria Tan

From Indonesia to Ohio to Hawai‘i to Shanghai, Maria Tan finds habitation around the world as she pursues her education and looks for adventure! Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Pemalang, Indonesia Major: Communications Favorite UHM … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brittany Bredehoeft and Cara Wyant

Meet Brittany and Cara, two students from opposite ends of the continent who join forces as ASH roommates and friends in Hawai‘i. Both have aspirations in the medical field and speak about experiences volunteering in hospitals. Oh, and they both … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Julia Hanlon

  Julia in action The Sky’s The Limit! Get to know ASH participant Julia Hanlon, a bright, cheerful, well-traveled student from the east coast who teaches yoga while studying for double degrees in ethnomusicology and religion. Home School: Bates College … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Dillon Schlee

Meet Dillon Schlee, a soft-spoken sophomore from Postville, Iowa. Before returning to the snowy landscape of winter in the mid-west, Dillon sits down and spends a few minutes sharing about himself and his time in Hawai‘i. Home School: The University … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Josh Rosenbloom

A Semester …of Golf? ASH student Josh Rosenbloom traded the cold winter of Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University for a semester of warm, breezy days in Hawai‘i. Sure, there is lots to do here and lots of cultural diversity to … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Paige Tibbits

Meet Paige Tibbits, a senior from the University of Michigan, who has undertaken her longest trip ever away from home to spend a semester at the University of Hawai‘i. Paige answers some of our questions about school, herself, and life … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Sarah Hoffman and Vanessa Rizzi

East coast residents Sarah Hoffman and Vanessa Rizzi seem very at home here on O‘ahu. Both students are laid back with blond, sun-bleached tresses and both describe the North Shore as one of their most favorite spots in Hawai‘i. They’ve … Continue reading

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