Meet The Shidler Global Leaders

Shidler Global Leaders

Kylie Butts

Kylie Butts

Majors: Marketing

Growing up in a military family has led me to experience a lot of different environments, but my favorite by far has been living in Hawai’i. My time at the University of Hawai’i has been filled with lots of amazing memories and some of the best have come from my decision to join Delta Sigma Pi. My experience with DSP has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone, challenge myself, and make new friends. This upcoming fall I will be serving as the Vice President of Community Service as a way to give back to the club and our community. One of my favorite things to do is travel so I am excited to be studying abroad in Spain during the Spring 2020 semester. I have always wanted to travel out of the country and I am looking forward to immersing myself in a new culture and taking advantage of this amazing opportunity to see a different part of the world. Along with my passion for travel, I am super passionate about sustainability and I hope to find a career that allows me to contribute to solving our global issues.
Alexis Dennis

Alexis Dennis

Majors: Management & International Business

Alexis was born and raised in Portland, Oregon but chose to pursue her Bachelor degree in Hawaii--sparking her passion to travel and experience new cultures. She recently completed a study abroad in Seville, Spain where she undertook an internship and traveled around Europe. Now, back on Oahu, she will continue to work as the Chairperson of the Campus Center Board Activities Council before embarking on her second study abroad to Seoul, South Korea in Fall 2020. She hopes to continue traveling and working with culturally-diverse people in her future career.
Isabel Feldmann

Isabel Feldmann

Majors: Entrepreneurship

Bel is from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was home-schooled. She is passionate about traveling having been to nearly 20 countries and counting. She has just returned from her first study abroad in New Zealand and is thrilled by the opportunity to continue her international travels on her second study abroad in Seville, Spain. Bel strives to continue her professional and personal growth through her involvement in Kyokushin Karate, employment at an international start-up company, and her devotion to her Management Major. She is also passionate about women’s rights and spends her free time volunteering for PAU Violence. She is optimistic about using her degree upon graduation to elevate women in the business world. Overall, she is not certain where she’s going, but she’s on her way!
Francesco Forti

Francesco Forti

Majors: Entrepreneurship and Marketing

Francesco plans to spend the next four semesters pursuing his bachelors in business administration at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In spring 2020 he will venture to Florence Italy, where he will emerge himself in a new culture for his study abroad. He also aspires to start his own local business after college and is frequently participating in PACE events in an effort to develop his entrepreneurial skills.
Brannon Kusumoto

Brannon Kusumoto

Major: Finance and Human Resource Management

Brannon was born and raised in Aiea, Hawai’i, and is currently entering his junior year at the Shidler College of Business. He recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy where he had the opportunity to immerse himself in many different cultures from Europe and Africa. He is also intending on studying abroad again but this time in Hong Kong to experience the diverse cultures within Asia. Being so outgoing, Brannon has taken on numerous leadership roles in his business club, Delta Sigma Pi which includes Vice President of Student Relations, Inter-Business Council Senator, and the Vice President of Pledge Operations. He is currently interning at Hawai’i Pacific Health in the benefits department and wants to work for a nonprofit organization where he can use all the skills he learned in class and abroad to help him better the community.
Noah Okamoto

Noah Okamoto

Majors: Finance & International Business

Born and raised on the island of Maui, Noah learned to appreciate the diverse cultures and traditions of his community. He represents the first generation in his family to pursue a four-year degree and aspires to utilize his passion of interpersonal communications towards a career as a CFP. He is a member of the Finance Club where is able to build on the information he learns in class. Apart from school, Noah enjoys participating in intramural sports, staying active, and working at the Four Seasons Maui. Noah plans to study abroad at the National University of Singapore in Fall 2020 and he looks forward to grasping a new cultural perspective.
Melissa Yago

Melissa Yago

Majors: Finance, Accounting & Management Information Systems

Driven by ambition and challenge, Melissa strives to make the most out of her life and learn as much as she can. She plans to triple major in finance, accounting and management information systems. After working at the Lyon Arboretum, Starts International Hawaii, Hawaii Space Grant Consortium and her brief experience in the military, Melissa truly knows the meaning of hard work and perseverance. From all those amazing experiences, she would like to give back to the community which allowed her to become the person she is today. She is co-treasurer for the International Golden Key Club this year and plans to take part in more community service these next semesters! Additionally, studying abroad has also played a huge role in her life. She has previously studied abroad at Sophia University in Japan, University of Auckland in New Zealand and hopes to study abroad once more in Korea. As a Shidler Global Leader, Melissa is truly grateful for this opportunity and hopes to give back to the community in every way she can!
Joyce Pang

Joyce Pang

Majors: Accounting, Management & Human Resource Management

From early on, Joyce was taught what the meaning of hard work is and uses this to fuel her drive to achieve her goals. She is triple majoring in Accounting, Management, and Human Resource Management and is actively involved with various organizations by serving as the President for the Accounting Club and Socials Coordinator for the Delta Theta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. Joyce also plans on taking advantage of the many exclusive opportunities Shidler College of Business provides and plans on practicing public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant upon graduation. As she develops professionally, she also hopes to contribute her insights as a team player and position herself as a valuable resource for our college, community, and beyond.
Corina Quach

Corina Quach

Majors: Entrepreneurship & International Business

Corina was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii by a loving and compassionate Japanese mother, Chinese father, and two amazing sisters. She is a brother in the Rho Chi chapter of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, where she currently serves as the Vice President of Scholarships and Awards. This past summer, she was able to study abroad at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad in Copenhgaen, Denmark which allowed her to travel to other places such as Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Iceland, Norway, and Canada, ultimately fueling her love of travel and photography. Corina is also passionate about baking and one day would like to open her own bakery on Oahu, but for now, is striving to make the most out of her collegiate experience by making memories and friendships!
Moana Kimura

Moana Kimura

Majors: Finance, Marketing & Entrepreneruship

Moana was able to see and experience the uniqueness of the Hawaiian culture after flying across the Pacific to a new life in Hawaii at nine years old. The strong sense of community that she felt immediately after moving to the islands inspired her to take part and serve her new home. Moana is currently taking steps to grow professionally and personally by being actively involved in the American Marketing Association as the Executive President and the treasurer of Regents and Presidents Scholars Club. Moana is excited to adventure in Rennes, France to broaden her perspective as a global citizen and appreciate the experiences that the world has to offer.
Chase Nakamura

Chase Nakamura

Majors: Management Information Systems and Marketing

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Chase has enjoyed interacting with and learning from many diverse groups of people. He is very grateful for all of the opportunities that have been given to him in his first two years at the Shidler College of Business and looks forward to expanding his horizons and experiencing new cultures abroad. Chase is an active member in student organizations that promote professionalism and cultivate quality relationships; the Business Executive Society of Tomorrow, and serves as the Director of Professional Relations for the Information Technology Management Association. He is honored to represent Shidler as a Shidler Global Leader and hopes to make a positive impact and give back to the local community that has blessed him with so much.  
Monique Rapacon

Monique Frances Rapacon

Majors: Accounting

Monique Frances Rapacon grew up in the Philippines and attended Mariano Marcos State University for two years and worked towards earning an Undergraduate degree in Accounting before moving to the island of Kauai in 2014, where she attended Kauai Community College. During this, she was also able to work as a bookkeeper for McDonald's of Kauai and served as a member for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Monique earned her Associate in Applied Science Accounting earlier this year before moving to the University of Hawaii at Manoa to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. One day, she hopes to take the board exam and become a Certified Public Accountant to contribute and give back to her community.
Shannon Mau

Shannon Mau

Majors: Finance, International Business, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship

Born and raised in Honolulu, Shannon is ambitious and resilient in her pursuit to learn and grow. She currently interns at a Salesforce Consulting firm, which has cultivated her analytical and technological abilities. Her involvement in the Business Executive Society of Tomorrow (BEST) has taught her valuable lessons regarding the importance of both personal and professional development; this year she will give back to BEST by serving as its President. She also works as a campus tour guide, which allows her to be an ambassador for UH Mānoa. She has studied abroad twice over the course of her university career, first to Monash University in Australia, and then to the National University of Singapore. Her global experiences inspired her interest in International Business, and she hopes to one day pursue a career abroad in technology consulting.