Get to Know… Monica Esquivel

  • 24 January 2019
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Get to Know… Monica Esquivel

Monica Esquivel, PhD in Nutrition Sciences, MS, RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist)

Assistant Professor & Dietetics Program Director

Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences


The best part of my job is…

Teaching our students and connecting their learning with our community.


Very few people know that…

I am the 2018 female Moloka‘i World Champion on the one-man canoe.


I’m excited to be teaching students about…

Dietetics and the many career opportunities available in the field.


The best thing my mentor ever told me is…

We are only limited by our own creativity and imagination.


I’m proud of my department for…

Our dedication to our students and the communities we serve across the state and Pacific Region.


My favorite hangout in Hawai‘i is…

A secret...just kidding! Probably my back yard in Kane‘ohe with my family and dogs.


My all-time favorite quote is…

Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. -Muhammad Ali