2012-2013 Hohonu Staff Bios
Editor in Chief - Krista Aoki
Krista Aoki, a junior at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, is studying Geography and Political Science. She started at Hohonu as an Editor in Fall 2011, and is now the Editor in Chief.
Editor - Evelyn Moos
Evelyn grew up in the Philadelphia area and received her Associate's
Degree from Portland Community College in Oregon. Currently, she is a
senior at UH Hilo, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics with a
Minor in Biology. She is excited to return to editing for Hohonu for
her third year. Evelyn's other extracurricular activities include
singing in the UH Hilo Jazz Ensemble, tutoring for the IEP program,
practicing yoga, doing calligraphy, and studying foreign languages.
Evelyn hopes to graduate in May, and spend the following year in
Editor - Sarah Kekauoha
My name is Sarah Kekauoha and Iʻm a junior at UH Hilo majoring in English. Iʻve currently filled the position as an editor at Hohonu this semester. Iʻm looking forward to working with the others in Hohonu as well as students whose work will be published. Itʻs very noteworthy to have published work and I hope students from all majors and both campuses grasp this exciting opportunity.
Editor - Britney Carey
Britney Carey, a senior at UHH, holds a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics, and is currently pursuing her second degree, this time in English. She is also working towards the Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, and the Certificate in Educational Studies. Britney has been an editor with Hohonu since August 2012.
Editor - Liberty Lauren Vilches
My name is Liberty Lauren Vilches,and I am 22 years old. I am currently a senior, majoring in Political Science and Japanese Studies. I am a Editor for Hohonu, and have held this position since October 2012.
Hawaiian Language Editor
Business Manager - Tiffany Epping
Tiffany Epping is in her second year at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, where she is studying for a degree in Psychology. She has been a contributing member of Hohonu holding the position of Business Manager for the past two years. In addition to her business manager duties this busy sophomore is a student employee at the University of Hawaii at Hilo's Mookini library in the collection management department. When Tiffany isn't studying or working you can find her reading a good Biography, keeping an active healthy lifestyle at the Student Life Center or using her creative mind to create her own line of cards.
Secretary - Haley Bufil
Aloha mai kākou! My name is Haley Ann Kuʻuipo Bufil and I am currently the Secretary for Hohonu. I will be turning 24 in December. I have been affiliated with Hohonu since 2009 and first started as an editor. Then I served two years as the editor-in-chief. This past May, I graduated with my BA in Geography with a minor in Anthropology and a certificate in Educational Studies and my duties as the editor-in-chief of Hohonu ended. However, I came back to school this semester and enrolled in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) to obtain my Elementary Teaching License. While I knew I would be busy in the TEP, I still felt it necessary to kōkua Hohonu, so I applied to be the Secretary. It has been a very busy and productive semester thus far and I look forward to great things for Hohonu now and in the future.
Web IT Technician - Edward Bufil
Hey everyone. My name is Edward A. Bufil.I am majoring in Tropical Forest Ecosystem and Agroforestry Managment (Forest TEAM) at Hawaii Community College. I have been a part of Hohonu as the Web IT Technician for one year.
Faculty Advisor - Kirsten Mollegaard
Kirsten Møllegaard has been Hohonu's faculty advisor since 2011. She is Assistant Professor of English, with a specialization in folklore and oral traditions. Dr. Møllegaard is a UHHilo alumni, with an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English Studies from UH Manoa. She strongly believes in the importance of the publication of student academic writing and encourages students to strive for excellence in research and writing. UH Hilo's unique location, top-quality programs, and diverse student population are an excellent foundation for a broad range of research topics and interests, all of which are featured in Hohonu.You can read more about Dr. Møllegaard here: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/depts/english/faculty/kirsten_mollegaard.php, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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