Hello all!

Hi everyone! My name is Briana (but I go by Bree) and I’ll be one of your peer mentors this semester! I’m very excited to pass on some of the wisdom I’ve learned since being at UHM. Originally I’m from San Jose, California, about an hour south of San Francisco. I’ve been in Honolulu for almost 4 years. I’m a senior biology major, with medical school goals. With volunteering at Queen’s medical center and for the Ronald Mcdonald House, my time has been spread thin. Managing that time is one of the many things I hope to help you all with this fall.

Outside of school and volunteering I like to spend time cooking, cuddling up with Netflix, and being outside pretty much anywhere. Being a biology student, you gain a new perspective on all that’s living around you.

Coming from California, and never living anywhere else, it was a difficult transition. Home sicken will cause major appetite, and if your like me the endless ramen and poke bowls will help ease the pain. I promise you, wherever you’re from, college is going to be one of the best experiences of your life.

I can’t wait to be there for the beginning of your journey and help you all gain momentum for the wonderful years to come.



Aloha and Welcome to UH Manoa!


Hi everyone! My name is Sarah Albright, and I am super excited to be one of the peer mentors this upcoming Fall semester! I’m going to be a junior majoring in marine biology, and I’m also the current President of the Biology Club on campus! Hopefully one day I will be researching on the ocean, or working for a place like Monterey Bay Aquarium.

In what little spare time I have that I’m not studying or catching up on responsibilities, I’m writing novels with friends, hanging out at the beach, or catching up on tv shows or finishing a book. I love listening to music as well, and can often be found snapping photos of nature.

IMG_0017I’m also from Northern California, and I love travelling. I’ve been to England, France, Germany, and Denmark, as well as Tahiti and quite a lot of different states in the US.

I’ve loved it since my start here at UH freshman year, although I was very much confused about a lot of different things and worried about entering school in a different state without knowing anyone, but I’ve managed to make a lot of life-long friends here already, and the professors and classes on campus are absolutely fascinating and interesting! I’m absolutely in love with the campus and of course it’s location, plus I get the wonderful opportunity to go on field-trips to study and experiment in lab classes!IMG_6490

I’m so extremely excited for this coming fall semester, and I cannot wait to get to know each and every one of you to the best of my ability! I wish you all a fantastic incoming year to UH Manoa, and I hope that your time here is exciting and full of learning and adventure!


Welcome to UH!

Hello Everyone!

My name is Mia Porter and I’ll be one of your peer mentors this Fall semester! I am going to be a junior majoring in Finance and Chinese. I am involved at the Shilder College of Business with the Financial Management Association and also work at the Office of Student Academic Services. On the Chinese side, I am currently a Chinese Flagshipstudent. It s a rigorous program designed to help you gain fluency in the language.

I was born and raised here in Honolulu and love it here! I also love traveling around the world to see new places and experience new cultures. It seems like the more I travel, the more I appreciate home and all the beauty around us here in Hawaii.

When I’m not in class or at work, I really enjoy going to the beach, playing piano, or hiking! I would love to introduce all of you to some pretty amazing hikes we have around here!

I am really really excited to meet and get to know all of you, answer any questions you may have, and just show you what a wonderful school you have chosen! I have grown so much here at Manoa and would love you guide you as you grow here as well.



Aloha Freshman!

Aloha incoming Freshman! My name is Paola Cabrera and I will be entering my junior year at UH this upcoming year.  I am majoring in Travel Industry Management and currently work at the Four Seasons Resort.  When I am off campus you will find me relaxing at the beach.. my favorite place!! I love to work out which in turn brings me a big appetite for delicious food.  Other than the food I cook, my favorite food is poke.  I mean come on who can resist a poke bowl??  I have lived many different place such as Florida, Utah, Pennsylvania, California, the Big Island and now Oahu.  I love to travel!! I hope to continue my travels around the world and gather new experiences after I graduate from UH.

Here is a photo of me snorkeling at my favorite beach, Makua Beach.


I am sure we will have a great semester together and cant wait to meet you all!

-Paola Cabrera


To introduce myself, my name is Isaiah, I am a Senior and a double major in Psychology and English. I was born and raised on Maui and I enjoy doing the essentials of life which include eating, sleeping, and eating more. I also love running and have already completed two marathons, one on Oahu and one on Maui and I am always willing to play basketball. Which reminds me that the first thing you must do when arriving on campus, is to visit our new Warrior Rec Center! Once I graduate I plan on returning to Maui and pursuing a career in law enforcement. I may become the next Taguma (only Maui people will know). My all time favorite thing to eat is Mac and Cheese with some spam mixed in. I also have a newly acquired taste for acai bowls, so if any of you happen to get one be sure to buy one for me! Other than all that, I am a pretty chill person and am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. -Isaiah

Welcome to UH Manoa!

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Hi Everyone! My name is Justeena and I will be one of your Peer Mentor’s this Fall 2015! I can’t wait to meet you and I hope to make the Fall semester an enjoyable one for us all! I am currently studying Food Science and Human Nutrition in hopes to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist once I graduate in May. I first entered UH Manoa as an Elementary Education major and found my passion for nutrition after taking an introductory nutrition course my freshman year, so don’t be afraid to come to college not fully decided on your future!

I am originally from Rochester, NY and have been here at UH Manoa since August 2011. I was actually born in Hilo, HI and moved to Rochester when I was less than a year old. Some hobbies of mine would be reading, hiking, going to the beach, and running outdoors! I love to have a really nice tan (but who doesn’t)!

I am a Student Assistant at the Financial Aid Office at UH Manoa. I am also a member of the Food Science and HumIMG_2722an Nutrition Council and I am a College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Ambassador. Having so many opportunities to get involved on campus is what really makes UH Manoa a great place!


Congratulations on choosing UH Manoa and I can’t wait to meet all of you in August!


Welcome to UH Manoa

IMG_7136Hey guys,

My name is Clayton and I’ll be one of your peer mentors for this upcoming Fall semester. I am currently a Senior, studying Marketing at the Shidler College of Business and I’m a member of the American Marketing Association. I run a photography business selling both goods & services, so feel free to ask me any business related questions.

I was born and raised here on Oahu and I absolutely love it here (besides the traffic). When I have free time, I like to ride motorcycles, workout at the on-campus gym, and network/meet with new people. There’s alot of things you can do on-campus as well as in the surrounding area. I consider myself to be a nightlife enthusiast; however, its absolutely crucial to be able to balance school, work, and fun.

I am truly blessed to have been given the chance to attend the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM). This college has a great mix of students from all around the globe and I challenge you to meet as many people as you can on your journey here at UHM.

Let’s team up to make your first year at UHM an unforgettable one! I’m here to answer your questions and take on any challenges that arise. I look forward to meeting you all! Enjoy the rest of your summer and get ready to have the time of your lives at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.

– Clayton


Hello & Welcome!!!!

Hello everybody! My name is Jessie (technically its Jessica, but no one calls me that so….) Lubin and I am one of the peer mentors for fall 2015. This fall I will be a junior majoring in both psychology and sociology, which I am very excited about! I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington so I am a die hard Seahawks and Mariners fan. I enjoy almost all sports and have played soccer, basketball, softball, and ice hockey. I am kinda crazy (in a good way, I promise), love to joke, have fun, and sometimes be a little obnoxious. But have an open mind and we will get along swimmingly! 921652_10152763637825447_104920729_o

I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope you are ready for a crazy fun year!

p.s. this photo was taken in Ireland where it is unbelievably cold and windy, you will not need double layers and wool hats and gloves in Hawaii :)


11182216_10203112653816308_3164697586836314167_n[1] Hi Everyone!

My name is Marisa and I will be a Senior starting this Fall Semester. I am currently pursuing my BS in Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS) and hopefully graduating this coming Spring. After graduation I hope to become a Peace Corps volunteer and do conservation work in Africa. I am an extremely adventurous and active person. I love anything that has to do with being outdoors whether that’s hiking, diving, surfing or even the occasional jump out of an airplane… with a parachute of course! 1533744_10202406170634670_8097479651052395863_n[1]I also enjoy being a Manoa Maniac at the UH Manoa athletic events. Volleyball games are by far my favorite. Besides the possibility of seeing me rooting for our team at the sporting events, you might also find me down at Student Housing where I work as a Resident Assistant. I hope you enjoy your time here at UH Manoa discovering who you are and I look forward to guiding you through your first year here. Can’t wait to meet all of you!


– Marisa

Hello World

My name is Steph. I am studying accounting and computer science. In my spare time, I like to read books, garden, cook, and hike. I commend your choice of college because UH Manoa is a great school with many opportunities for academic, social, and professional development. My advice to you is to take advantage of the school clubs and events to make your college experience as fruitful as it can possibly be.




At the University of Washington in Seattle

At the University of Washington in Seattle