Meet Your Caller
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Hometown: Waialua, Hawaii
Interests: Beach, hikes, friends and movies
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Favorite Candy: Airheads
My Career Goal: Become a nurse.
Why did you choose HPU: It offered me financial assistance.
My ambition: To work as a nurse practitioner in a top-ranked hospital in the U.S.
Hometown: Mililani, Hawaii
Interests: Foreign films, beach, novels, art, photography
Motto/Favorite Quote: “It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than boring” - Marilyn Monroe
My ambition: To excel well enough in my undergrad program to get into graduate school.
My Career Goal: To travel, find a career in cancer research.
Hometown: Chula Vista, CA
Major: Marine Biology
Languages: English, German and Spanish
Interests: Reading, going to the beach and making Christmas cards.
Motto/Favorite Quote: “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die." - The Princess Bride
My Ambition: To study tide pools or coral reef.
My Career Goal: Travel to a new country, maybe Australia or Great Britain.
Major: Elementary Education
Languages: English, a little Japanese
Motto/Favorite Quote: “Learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all.”
My Ambition: Become a teacher and inspire others.
Why did you choose HPU: Small classes, great college of education
Hometown: Gothenberg, Sweden
Major: Psychology/Hotel and Tourism Management
Languages: Swedish, English
Interests: Photography, yoga, and cooking.
My Ambition: To be able to help other people as much as possible and contribute to improving the environment.
My Career Goal: Owning my own business, a retreat.
Hometown: San Jose, California
Major: International Relations
Languages: English, Spanish
Interests: Movies, friends, shopping, beach, and tanning.
Motto/Favorite Quote: "The only people worthy to be in your life are the ones that help you through the hard times and laugh with you after the hard times pass."
Favorite Candy: Twix
Favorite Color: Blue
Motto/Favorite Quote: “Love every moment like it’s your last.”
My Career Goal: To be a forensic anthropologist.
Favorite Color: Green
Hometown: Daegu, Korea
Major: Health Science
Languages: Korean, English
Interests: Darth Vader, Star Wars, books, and piano.
Motto/Favorite Quote: “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss
My Career Goal: Navy Officer, Health Administration
Favorite Color: Purple, blue, black and white.
Hometown: Atherton, California
Major: Advertising and Public Relations
Interests: Reading, movies, music, friends, and going to the beach.
Favorite Movie: Pitch Perfect
Favorite Candy: Sour Patch Kids and Twix
My Career Goal: Have a job that I love, possibly in the hotel industry.
Favorite Color: Pink