Pizza with Professionals Spring 2018!

Our final event of the semester.

We will be featuring a panelist of UHM Alumni who have entered the professional sector. They will be sharing advice on how to shape the career you want!

Our panelists:

Lana Barrett

I graduated from Shidler College of Business with a Bachelors degree in MIS and Marketing. I completed an Honors Senior Thesis with a focus in Marketing through the Honors Program at UH Manoa. After graduating, I worked at UH for Sodexo (Manoa Dining Services) for 2 years and currently work at the Girl Scouts of Hawaii as the Product Marketing Coordinator for the Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Derek Wong

After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Biology, I worked for a few years as an academic advisor for the Department of Biology, formerly known as the Biology Program.  Wanting to work in healthcare administration, I enrolled in UHM’s MPH and the MBA graduate programs where I learned program assessment and evaluation, social change theories, and bio-statistics.  As a graduate student, I gained experience in project management, working with groups, and research design while working at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research.  Currently, I  manage the Central Billing Office at the University Health Partners, which supports the clinical, educational, research, and community service activities of the University of Hawaii Health sciences – including the John A Burns School of Medicine, and the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene.

Aubrey Thomas

While attending UH Manoa for a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science, I was a: Resident Assistant (Sophomore year), an intern at Senator Mazie Hirono’s D.C. Office (Junior year), an intern at the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (Junior year), as well as a TA for Sociology 100 (Senior year). I worked as a Staff Assistant in Senator Hirono’s Honolulu Office after graduating in the Spring of 2016. I worked there for about a year before starting my current role as a Fund Development Coordinator for Girl Scouts of Hawaii in which I handle fundraising and grant management.