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Experience

WeGo! Hawaii
Founder, Executive Director
Website: wegohawaii.org

Hawaii's largest youth-led pro bono social entrepreneurship enterprise, offering award-winning leadership development programs that have reached over 20,000 young wāhine (women) worldwide and have supported the creation of over 50 student ventures. With 13 global chapters and a leadership team of 50+ students, WeGo! has reached female youth across various languages, socioeconomic statuses, and ethnicities, while also successfully launching a scholarship fund with thousands of dollars to provide facilitated financial support to low-income members. WeGo! has been featured on Wall Street Journal, Nasdaq, Yahoo Finance, FOX, and on a billboard in Times Square, New York.

Associated Awards: 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionary Award: Societal Solutions Category Winner, 2023 T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge Winner: Equity in Action Category Winner, 2022 Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award for Volunteer Action 

WeGo! Club
Club Founder and President

Founded and led the WeGo! (Women Empowerment in Global Opportunities) Club, one of the largest clubs at Punahou School. I oversee a leadership team of 30+ students and 600+ members. The club guides female students through WeGo!’s 4-step leadership development curriculum to support the creation of community initiatives. We supported and accelerated 30+ projects addressing local and global issues.

Legal Intern
Law Office of Daphne Barbee-Wooten

I have conducted legal research on various civil rights issues, drafted legal documents such as briefs, motions, and affidavits, and assisted in case preparation. I have reviewed and summarized case files, declarations, attended client interviews, and participated in court hearings and depositions.

Punahou JROTC
Battalion Executive Officer
Website: punahoujrotc.com

I serve as the highest-ranking female cadet within the Punahou School Battalion, which was founded in 1918 and currently maintains Honor Unit with Distinction, the highest award given to an Army JROTC unit. I lead a 16-cadet staff section, a 150+ cadet battalion, and a magnet program with students from private, public, and homeschooling backgrounds.

Associated Awards: 2023 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Award, 2023 Superior Cadet, VFW Outstanding Spokesperson for Freedom, 2023 JROTC Excellence Award, Presidential Physical Fitness Award

University of Hawaii
Student Researcher and Presenter

Youngest student researcher and presenter at University of Hawaii West Oahu's 2023 Aha Hoolokahi Research Summit on Native Hawaiian Health and Wellbeing. Conducted qualitative and quantitative research on the effects of community outreach and empowerment programs like those offered by WeGo! on the well-being of local communities in Hawai’i. My findings highlighted the critical role of programs, like those offered by WeGo!, play as not merely external interventions but intrinsic building blocks that contribute to the holistic development of the people they serve. Research results were then applied to further expand upon my WeGo! leadership develop curriculum and community outreach programs. 

 

Website: https://www.papaolalokahi.org/aha-hoolokahi-2023

Koa Pancake House
Cashier and Server

Paid part-time job at Koa Pancake House at their Kaimuki Location for 6 months (June 2022 - November 2022) and worked an average of 16-32 hours per week. I served as a cashier and server with duties that included: managing the floor, managing the food line, managing to-go orders, opening and closing, and dealing with any altercations with customers. Working in the food service and customer service industry, I used my Japanese and Korean language skills regularly to converse with tourist customers.

Spartan Track Club 
Board Member, Athlete Representative

Under the Spartan Track Club, I have qualified for the USA Junior Olympics for two consecutive years in the 100m and 200m events by ranking in the top 8 in the state. As an Athlete Rep, I have maintained coach-athlete relations, managed the club website, and worked on recruitment and marketing.

Punahou Admissions
Admissions Counselor

I was a tour guide for prospective students and their families for over 5 years, since the 6th grade. I’ve always worked with students and provided training on how to give tours and communicate effectively. I also participated in numerous open house admission events to welcome families, selected to be a part of a panel of students to answer parent questions, and was also selected to be a part of an admission video to represent Punahou School and share my experiences with their over 15,000 followers. I later became an Admissions Counselor in which I support prospective and/or incoming students and their families. 

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