Pizza with Professionals Fall 2017

Our final event this semester is Pizza with Professionals!

Join MSE as we welcome the following UH Mānoa Alumni:


Kathleen Rhoads Merriam

LSW Hawaii Adult Mental Health Division, Department of Health Program Support Services

Kathleen Rhoads Merriam graduated from University of Hawaii’s Myron B. Thompson’s School of Social Work in 2012. She earned her Master’s degree in social work and obtained her license in 2016. She has worked in the mental health field for 33 years and is very thankful for her time at the University of Hawaii. Kathleen works for the Adult Mental Health Division (AMHD) within the Department of Health and oversees Case Management services for adults with serious mental illness. Kathleen is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu and an Advisor for National Alliance for Mental Illness Hawaii.

Christopher Chow

Financial Representative Wealth Strategy Partners | WestPac Wealth Partners

Christopher Chow is a doctor of people’s financial health. Born and raised in Honolulu, Chris graduated from Punahou School in 2005 and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in 2009. He pursued his medical doctorate at Loma Linda University in Southern California before making a professional transition to finances in 2014. Chris is very much involved in the community. He is a proud member of the National Association of Insurance and Finance Advisers, a board member of the Punahou Alumni Association, and an ordained leader of the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Aside from his professional life, Chris likes to talk with his fiancé Erica, a resident physician in California, travel to new cities, and try new places to eat at.


Kapiʻolani Ching

Alumni Relations Communications Coordinator

Kapi‘olani Ching is a graduate of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s School of Communications where she received both her BA (2014) and MA (2016) in communications. She currently works for the University of Hawai‘i Foundation as Alumni Relations Communications Coordinator, where she helps provide alumni relations programming and communications to all alumni and friends of the 10 campuses of the University of Hawai‘i System. Originally from Kaua‘i, most of Kapi‘olani’s current work involves producing and implementing communication and marketing strategies to build UH’s alumni relations program.