Welcome to UH Manoa and to the ACE program! My name is Joshua, and together with Kyle, we will be your ACE peer mentors for this semester.
Now for a little about myself: I grew up in the Bay Area (San Jose, CA) and moved here last year to pursue my Master’s in Public Administration. Aside from academics and working with the ACE program, I love to get out and get active. My hobbies include: CrossFit, martial arts, hiking, going to the beach, and eating lots and lots of food (Kuru Kuru and shave ice all day).
And now its my turn – Kyle! I grew up in the city of angels, LOS ANGELES! I started surfing when I was a kid, and have been hooked ever since. I came out here for a surf trip during grad school, and fell in love with the islands. Now I am fulfilling my dream and overseeing First Year Programs. Its my personal goal to help you all fulfill your dreams.
We are very excited to meet you all next week. We know college can be scary and stressful, but we promise to do our very best to help make this transition easy and fun! So pack your bags, get your morning java, and we’ll see you all on Monday!