Chelsea Cagaoan . . . email . . . (07.19)
Alyssa Carangan . . . email . . . (08.19)
Bee Caron . . . email . . . (03.20)
Samira Fatemi . . . email . . . Twitter: @mycomira . . . B.S., 2015, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Biological Engineering; M.S., 2017, Purdue University, Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Currently PhD student, Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University (06.20)
Chelsey Flores . . . email . . . (04.20)
Micah Ganiron . . . email . . . (03.20)
Miranda Glenn . . . email . . . 80eight.three71.fourthree84. I’m currently living in Wahpeton ND, and I work for the Minnesota Reading Corps as an Early Literacy Specialist (aka a reading tutor) (08.19)
High School is a place where you start to define what’s important to you, learn what you value, and begin to carve out an identity for yourself based on how you treat others.
Beyond just textbooks and academic knowledge, it taught me that learning how to build relationships with mentors and foster genuine friendships is a skill that overarches all others, and one you can bring into any environment to thrive and grow.
I’m very grateful for my experience at ULS, and always looking for ways to give back.
Nico Hodel is Co-Founder and CTO of Start It Up NYC, a programmatic marketing and web development agency based in New York City that provides content marketing, app development, digital advertising, data analytics, innovation consulting and video production services for startups, B2B companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs. A full-stack web developer and programmatic marketing specialist, Nico ran development efforts at his former company Valence Digital for over 4 years, overseeing a 12 person marketing and development team, working on projects in the Angular, React, and React Native frameworks. After working on web development projects in the tech, finance, and legal fields with clients around the world, Nico took on an advisory role at the company to build Start It Up NYC with business partner Adi Patil, where he now works full time as CTO. When he’s not on his computer or speaking at a tech or startup event, you’ll find Nico surfing in his native Honolulu, or playing tennis in Brooklyn (04.20)
Kiana Lacaden, MS, LAT, ATC . . . email . . . Graduated from UHS in 2010. Attended Pacific University in Oregon and graduated in 2014 with my BS majoring in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Motor Behavior. Obtained my MS in Athletic Training in 2017 (Pacific University). In 2018 I started working at Warner Pacific University in Portland, OR. Currently living in Beaverton, OR as a Certified Athletic Trainer. End goal is to hopefully end up back at UHS once Shane retires haha : ) (4.20)
Sheriden Mahelona . . . email . . . (04.20)
Brandon Marzan . . . email . . . (09.19)
Marie O’Grady . . . email . . . (05.20)
Rhys Ormond . . . email . . . (04.20)
Adam Oshiro . . . email . . . (03.20)
Diamond Tachera . . . email . . . (04.20)
Gavin Vestal . . . email . . . (04.20)
Kelly Viernes . . . email . . . Since graduating from ULS, I’ve lived in Eugene, Lesotho, and now Portland. I currently work as an Occupational Therapy Aide part-time while attending school full-time to be an Occupational Therapy Assistant. I teach Vinyasa yoga for fun and spend most of my free time biking.
My Peace Corps experience was a significant part of my life, where I worked with teenage mothers that shifted my perspective on foreign aid and relations. Lesotho is a small country landlocked inside of South Africa. It’s also known as the “mountain kingdom,” having the highest low point of any country. I was a health volunteer that worked in a boarding school for teenage mothers. I was also an educational resource within my village on HIV/AIDS. Lesotho at that time had the second highest HIV/AIDS prevalence in the world. I worked with the local community to reduce HIV stigma, adhere to HIV medication, and follow HIV prevention strategies while still honoring Basotho (people of Lesotho) customs and culture. I served there from 2015-2017.
It wasn’t that long ago, but it’s easy to forget how meaningful of an experience it was to live there. They’re going through a very hard time during this pandemic since the majority of people there already lack vital resources, like drinkable water for example. Any nutritional-based donations to Lesotho are needed. (05.20)
Kara Yoshinaga . . . email . . . (04.20)