MIRO Staff

Yang Zhang, Ph.D., MBA

Director of Institutional Research

Yang was appointed as director in 2012. She reports to the Provost and oversees the work of MIRO. Yang’s career in institutional research (IR) started in 2005, when she served as an IR analyst and then Assistant IR Director at Stonehill College, and then IR Director at Edgewood College. Yang has given dozens of talks, workshops, and seminars internationally on a wide range of IR related topics. Yang received her B.A. in Journalism from Shandong University, M.S. in Educational Statistics and Assessment from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MBA from Edgewood College, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Send Yang an email.

Kelly Jung-ts Lin, Ph.D.

Institutional Research Analyst

Kelly joined MIRO in June 2014. She consolidates and standardizes data across different databases, conducts qualitative and quantitative data analyses, collaborates with colleagues to develop homegrown data tools, provides data training to administrators, provides virtual symposiums to both campus and off-campus people, and answers internal and external university surveys. She received her M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and earned her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at UHM. Before joining the MIRO team, she never thought of working with data, instead of people. But now, she believes that data is a tool, and communicating with people is key to making data meaningful. She enjoys taking a walk and playing ukulele in her leisure. Send Kelly an email.

Bryson Kalani McFeeley, B.S.

IT Specialist

Bryson joined MIRO as the office’s IT Specialist in December 2018. He develops MIRO’s Decision Support web applications to support the data needs of UH Mānoa decision-makers, administers and maintains the office’s databases, and assists colleagues with conducting data analyses and responding to requests from the university community. A kanaka ʻōiwi software developer born on Oʻahu and raised in Pauoa and Waipiʻo, Bryson received his B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, with a minor in Linguistics. Before joining MIRO, he worked as a web developer at the UH Mānoa College of Education. In his free time, he enjoys practicing and learning about languages. Send Bryson an email.

Karese Kaw-uh, B.A., MFA Candidate

Graduate Assistant

Karese Kaw-uh is MIRO’s Graduate Assistant. She assists with the editorial process and was a key speaker for the virtual symposium, “What Data Can Tell Us About Transfers.” Karese received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts Administration from Christopher Newport University and is currently earning her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre for Young Audiences at UH Mānoa. Prior to UH, she was a kindergarten teaching aide and directed various programs for middle and high school students.  She is excited to be a part of the creative process with the MIRO team. You can email Karese here.

Diego Yip

Multimedia Specialist

Diego Yip joined the office in July 2022 as the Multimedia Specialist. He designs MIRO’s presentations, web pages, and other media. Growing up in Hawaiʻi, Diego has always had an interest in arts and the drive to improve his attention to detail. Diego is currently in the BFA graphic design program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Keen on learning and improving his design skills, Diego is looking forward to developing for and with the MIRO team. Besides designing, Diego’s favorite hobbies are hiking, digital imaging, and photography. You can reach Diego via email here.