Majors: Entrepreneurship, Finance & Marketing
Moana was able to see and experience the uniqueness of the Hawaiian culture after flying across the Pacific to a new life in Hawai'i 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 the Regents and Presidents Scholars Club. Moana is excited about her upcoming study abroad adventure to Rennes, France. She plans to broaden her perspective as a global citizen and gain appreciation for the experiences that the world has to offer.
Majors: Finance & International Business
Born and raised in Honolulu, Shannon is ambitious and resilient in her pursuit to learn and grow. 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 semester she will give back to BEST by serving as its Director of Finance. She also works as a campus tour guide, which allows her to be an ambassador for UH Mānoa. Shannon recently completed a semester exchange in Australia at Monash University, which inspired her interest in International Business and encouraged her to undertake her next adventure at the National University of Singapore.
Majors: Management Information Systems & Marketing
Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i, 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; such as the Business Executive Society of Tomorrow (BEST), and serves as their 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.
Majors: Accounting, Human Resource Management & Management
From early on, Joyce was taught the meaning of hard work and uses this to fuel her drive to achieve her goals. She is triple majoring in Accounting, Human Resource Management and Management along with being actively involved with various organizations. Joyce is currently serving as the President for the Accounting Club, and she is the socials coordinator for the Delta Theta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. Joyce plans on taking advantage of the many exclusive opportunities the 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 the college, community and beyond.
Monique Frances Rapacon
Monique Frances Rapacon grew up in the Philippines and attended Mariano Marcos State University for two years. During this time, she worked towards earning an undergraduate degree in Accounting before moving to the island of Kaua'i in 2014, where she attended Kaua'i Community College. While attending KCC, she was also working as a bookkeeper for McDonald's of Kauai and served as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Monique earned her Associate in Applied Science in Accounting earlier this year before moving to the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa 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.
Majors: Entrepreneurship & International Business
Corina was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i 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 Copenhagen, 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 she would like to open her own bakery on O'ahu, but for now, she is striving to make the most out of her collegiate experience by creating memories and friendships!
Joshua Pono Akau
Majors: Finance & Human Resource Management
Born and raised in Waipahu, Hawai'i, Joshua Pono Ke'alohilani Ryusei Akau aspires to incorporate his Native Hawaiian and Japanese cultures with his future career plans. His Native Hawaiian ancestry taught him the importance of the preservation and perpetuation of culture. As the son of a Japanese immigrant, he hopes to connect his career with Japan to give back to the people and places that are close to his heart. His past leadership experience includes serving as Vice President of Community Service and Vice President of Scholarship and Awards for Delta Sigma Pi and Executive Vice President for the Inter-Business Council. He is currently studying abroad in Korea at Yonsei University where he hopes to gain a greater sense of independence and self-discovery.
Majors: Human Resource Management & International Business
Keri is from Mililani, Hawai'i, and is a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in Human Resource Management and International Business. She is currently studying abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, where she is excited to immerse herself in a new culture. She hopes to utilize the skills and knowledge from her classes and experience from studying abroad to become a Human Resource Manager in the future. Keri has also been a part of the Society for Human Resource Management - Aloha Chapter and served as the Director of Corporate Relations and Director of Professional Development. She is also a part of the Rotaract Club where she is able to volunteer and help out the community.
Majors: Marketing & International Business
As a first generation American, born and raised on O'ahu, Brittany is a young professional who is both driven by her parents' sacrifices and captivated by the world of opportunities. In preparing herself for a successful career as a global businesswoman, she has not only attained trilingual competency, but has also continued to hone her leadership skills in past and present student leadership positions. She currently serves as the Business Executive Society of Tomorrow's Secretary. However, one of her most memorable and challenging experiences thus far was her recent study abroad experience at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, where she first experienced bona fide international culture immersion.
Majors: Accounting & International Business
The island of O'ahu is where Momi grew up learning to love and experience cultures from all over the world. Aside from her interest in accounting, she is highly interested in global macroeconomics and contributing to global solutions. Momi studied abroad at the University of Hong Kong to immerse herself in one of the world's most open markets and gain a new cultural perspective. She is currently serving as this year's Inter-Business Council Executive Treasurer and is able to support her fellow Shidler students develop personally and professionally. Upon graduation, she will continue to work towards becoming a CPA at one of the Big Four accounting firms, Ernst & Young. There, she will work in Assurance services where she can learn the fundamentals necessary in becoming an impactful business leader.
Majors: Finance, Human Resource Management, & International Business
Born and raised on the island of O'ahu, an 'Iolani School graduate, Michelle is the first generation in her family to attend college. Michelle is committed to her education, but also enjoys participating in club activities. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Inter-Business Council. Michelle also has a passion for travel and hopes to experience as many cultures as she can. This past spring semester, she had the privilege of studying abroad in Korea at Yonsei University, which only reaffirmed her passion for travel.
Majors: Finance, Economics, & Psychology
Born and raised on O'ahu, Eryn's interest in business sparked from her passion to help those facing socioeconomic hardships. Eryn loves to travel and has been to 15 different countries, including her study abroad at the National University of Singapore and at Konan University in Japan. This summer, she interned at Nordstrom Headquarters in Seattle, Washington, as a technology finance intern, and wants to find a career that brings together her diverse majors with the fast paced world of technology. She loves working with people and is excited to make her mark on student experiences as the Cohort Coordinator of the Shidler Global Leaders, President of the Inter-Business Council and Vice President of Finance for Delta Sigma Pi - Rho Chi.