Meet the LAC Team

Rosemarie

Rosemarie

Rosie is the Director of the LAC. Her 40+ years at UHM includes taking a full-time position at the counseling center right after graduating with a bachelors in secondary education, earning a masters degree in counseling, becoming tenured faculty, earning a doctorate in educational psychology, working in testing, counseling, outreach, career placement, and finally learning assistance. She loves helping students achieve their academic goals with foci on finding the right career, developing effective learning strategies, and sustaining motivation. She finds service the focal point of her career. Besides serving students and faculty, she actively participates in faculty governance, holds leadership positions in national professional organizations and maintains a healing practice.

When she finds time to relax and have fun, she likes to practice calligraphy, sing (with others), dance, read a good book, play with poetry, go bowling, play a fun game of volleyball or softball, and watch football, movies or selected Korean drama.

Adam

Adam

Adam is the Program Coordinator of the LAC. He earned his B.S. in English and M.A. in Second Language Studies. Helping people learn is his passion. He thrives on assisting people in achieving their academic goals, enhancing their writing skills and acclimating to academia. His academic interests include socio-cultural learning, writing instruction, and program evaluation and assessment.

Outside the LAC, he enjoys nature through biking and hiking. He travels more miles on his bike and on the hiking trails than in his car. He relaxes with dining on flavorful foods and trying to duplicate them in his kitchen. He rarely follows a recipe, so every meal he cooks is an experiment. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Taste life!

Leslee

Leslee

Leslee is the Program Assistant of the LAC. Leslee Matthews is an advocate for social change and justice by connecting the community with resources and resources with the community. She is a proponent for empowerment through education, knowledge and service. As a life-long learner, she is passionate about further developing her leadership, interpersonal, critical thinking, and professional skills to enhance her life and the lives of others. Leslee earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor's In Criminal Justice from Texas Woman's University. She is currently a First Year law student at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’I at Manoa. She is very happy to have returned to Hawai’i, the state where she grew up. It gives her great joy to serve alongside the people of Hawai’i and advocate for the underserved. She hopes that each individual is able to move vigorously forward in the direction of their dreams and goals. Her life motto is a phase that she has coined “Believe In Yourself, You Goals Can Be Met!”

Free time? What's that? When she finds free time, she loves to swim, travel and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys trivia and exploring new places. She loves to volunteer and serve the community.

Shauna

Shauna

Shauna's previous interest in Anatomy & Physiology brought her to the LAC as a tutor and SI facilitator, and now she's glad to be back as the other Program Assistant. She has earned a B.A. in Biology from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, and is currently working on her M.Ed. in Learning Design and Technology. She is also a private school admissions (SSAT) tutor and freelance graphic designer. She enjoys incorporating aesthetics and creativity into training and education, and is passionate about making learning a positive experience for learners of all kinds. 

In her (minuscule) free time Shauna enjoys tending to her succulent garden, doing Blogilates/PopSugar workouts, photography, going to the beach, hiking, brunching, and a little retail therapy. Also: C O F F E E.

Ashley

Ashley
What's up guys! My name is Ashley and I am a pre-nursing major from Los Angeles, California. I am a vegan who loves to play volleyball, workout, and travel. If you need any help in Anatomy & Physiology (PHYL 141 & 142) or Korean, I am here for you! Please don't be afraid to reach out for help and don't wait before it's too late. Look forward to seeing some of you guys soon.

Cole

Cole
Cole is a FSHN-Sport and sports wellness major and is on the premedical route. She is also the captain of the sailing team at UH and is constantly on the water. She aspires to one day be a Osteopathic Doctor that works in wilderness emergency medicine and travels the world on a boat or in a helicopter. She aspires to skydive and is learning how to kite board when she isn't studying or sailing!

Daryl

Daryl

Tutoring: Math 100-242, Physics 151/170
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hobbies: Guitar, Videogames, Cooking/Baking, Hiking

Daryl moved to New York City immediately after graduating from Leilehua High School in 2007. After five years however, his love of science drove him back home to study engineering. He values genuine curiosity and enjoys motivating others to join in his appreciation of the universe.

Joresa

Joresa
Major: Civil Engineering. Subjects: Math 100-242 and Physics 151/152. Joresa is from the small island of Guam. After graduation, she want to work for an Engineering Consulting Firm and to travel as much as she can. She hopes to spread her love of math to all of the tutees who come to her for help.

Josh

Josh
Josh is currently a junior who is a computer engineering student. He was born and raised on Oahu and graduated from McKinley High School. The subjects he tutors are: Math 134-242, Chem 131-162, NREM 203, Phys 151-272, and EE 160. He is also the NREM 203 SI leader. In whatever spare time he has he likes to participate in intramural sports, read a good book, or just hang out with friends and talk about fantasy football.

Julie

Julie
Aloha! My name is Julie. I’m a Finance major, a SI leader, and a tutor. If you are struggle with Accounting, Economics, or Chinese, I can help you out. I will try my best to help you understand complex concepts and make them easy for you. I enjoyed exploring food places to eat, hiking, watching Chinese dramas, and going to the beach. If you think you are struggling in your classes, don’t wait! Come for help! Don’t be afraid to get help when you needed because I was once a tutee too! I tutored… ACC 201, CHN 101 & 102, CHN 201 & 202, ECON 130 & 131

Katelyn

Katelyn
Major: BS Biology Tutors: Up to Bio 172, Chem 162, Math 241 Katelyn is from Hilo, Hawaii. She enjoys dancing and music. She wants to become a geriatrician in the future (Elderly Doctor). She is always willing to help anyone who needs it!

Katie

Katie
Major: BS Biochemistry Tutors: CHEM 161, 162 Katie aims to pursue a career in pharmacy, although the bigger dream is cancer research. She enjoys music and drawing in her free time (and admiring her collection of Hello Kitties). Friendly and approachable, she is excited to help anyone with questions.

Koko

Koko
Major: Finance and Japanese Hometown: Bellevue, WA Tutoring: ACC 201 Koko is a junior currently studying Finance and Japanese. She enjoys any outdoor activity, working out, cooking, and binge-watching tv series. Although she is tutoring for Accounting 201, she is always willing to help anyone struggling with Japanese!

Kritheeka

Kritheeka
Kritheeka is a Microbiology major pursuing her dream to become a doctor. In the future, she hopes to work abroad and help in communities with poor health infrastructure. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and DIY projects.

Makana S.

Makana S.
Makana is a physics major who comes from the Makaha side of the island. He participates in research in both physics and math at Manoa. He enjoys paddling, going to the beach, hiking, and other outdoor activities. But he finds great pleasure in helping kids understand the complex material behind physics, math, and chemistry. He loves to joke around and usually finds a way to integrate humor into his methods. Don't hesitate to ask for help if you see him around campus. He tutors Physics 151-274, Math 134-253, Chem 161-162, and NREM 203.

Michelle

Michelle
Major: BS Biochemistry; Tutors: CHEM 161-273, BIOL 275 & 375; Michelle was born on the islands but has bigger dreams of venturing to the mainland for graduate school where she can one day work in the pharmaceutical industry and develop the next revolutionary drug. She is willing to help you with any chemistry or biology question as well as give you advice on STEM-related topics such as graduate school and internships. During her free time, she enjoys watching Korean dramas, reading books, listening to music, and (most importantly) sleeping.

Sarah

Sarah

Sarah is majoring in Economics and Business. She tutors for Econ 130, Econ 131, Acc 201, Acc 202, Jpn 101, and Jpn 102. Sarah is also a member of the UH band, and enjoys playing the flute in her free time.

Yi

Yi
Hey guys! My name is Yi, and I am a molecular cell biology major hoping to become a doctor one day. In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, reading, watching videos, and of course, sleeping. Please don't hesitate to ask me anything about MATH 140-242 and CHEM 162. I'm always willing to help!