Alumni News

Samantha Tio

  • 6 October 2017
  • Author: Ju-Young Kang
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Samantha Tio

HDFS(FamR) alumna Samantha Tio (Tsoi), LSW, is the director of social services at Hale Ho Aloha Nursing Home. Samantha’s been in this personally and professionally fulfilling position for almost ten years now, and she credits her professors and program at CTAHR with getting her started on her journey...

Esther Yasuda

  • 6 October 2017
  • Author: Ju-Young Kang
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Esther Yasuda

HDFS (FamR) alumna Esther Yasuda didn’t return to college until she was 29, but once she started, she was hooked: she just graduated this summer with a master’s degree in Education from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. In addition to working on her master’s, she took a position with a non-profit organization working with youth and senior citizens in Kalihi; now she works with the YMCA of Honolulu as an outreach treatment counselor for middle-school students...

Lena Phomsouvanh

  • 6 October 2017
  • Author: Ju-Young Kang
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Lena Phomsouvanh

Lena Phomsouvanh and Sen Mazie Hirono through hard work and determination, HDFS (FamR) student Lena Phomsouvanh earned a full-time internship in Washington, D.C., with Sen. Mazie Hirono during spring 2015. During her time in D.C., Lena was able to analyze how U.S. legislation affected Hawai‘i in the areas of education, health, and social welfare....

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