Meet the MAAP/PALS Staff 2014-2015

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MAAP Staff 2014

Office Staff

Ginger Hamilton - Program Director

Gayleen Roldan - Office Assistant

Ashley Kennedy - Communication Specialist

  • Ashley Kennedy
    • Aloha my name is Ashley Kennedy, and I am a Communication major here at UH Hilo. My goal is to obtain my masters degree in education, and become an elementary school teacher. I have a passion for helping others in reaching their potential, and find it rewarding to watch as they succeed.

Peer Mentors

  • Mark Bigler - Marine Science
    • My name is Mark Bigler. I am a senior majoring in Marine Science. I am from the Marshall Islands, but I spent most of my life in Portland, Oregon. I have experience working in the Marine environment from classes and several internships. I enjoy working with other students and helping them become successful in college. I hope to go into the marine science field after I graduate to combat changes that alter our natural environments.
  • Michelle Odasco - Psychology/Pre-nursing
    • Michelle Odasco
      • Aloha my name is Michelle. I am a prenursing and psychology undergrad in my senior year. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii when I was 11 years old. I am excited to meet all the students in the program and look forward to assisting students achieve their goals.
  • Zachary Tman - Biology/Chemistry/Anthropology
  • Abcde Zoller - Anthropology/Hawaiian Studies
    • Aloha! My name is Abcde Kawehi Zoller and I am a Hawaiian Studies and Anthropology double-major. I graduated from Kamehameha Kapalama on the island of O'ahu and am currently a sophomore here at the university.  I am a member of the UH Hilo Women's Soccer team and member of the UH Hilo Housing team as an OA as well. I enjoy learning, meeting new people, and would love to help you discover different opportunities to enhance your college experience here at UH Hilo.
  • Claire-Ann Niibu-Akau - Business Administration/Accounting
    • Claire Akau
      • My name is Claire Niibu-Akau and I am a senior majoring in Accounting. I have owned my own consulting business for over a decade. I enjoy helping fellow students to be successful and love to host fun parties and events.
  • Genoa Olivera - Psychology
  • Samantha Mitchell - Psychology
    • Samantha
      • Aloha my name is Samantha. I'm a psychology undergrad in my senior year. I was born and raised in Hilo Hawaii. I look forward to a prosperous year of helping students achieve their goals and seek fun adventures.
  • Dillon Tacdol - Pre-pharmacy/Chemistry
  • Rosella Mathson - Psychology
    • My name is Rosella I was born and raised in Alaska and I am senior majoring in psychology. I am excited to be helping students achieve their goals and meeting new people.
  • Bailey Rodriguez - Kinesiology
  • Jamison Domingsil - Environmental Science
  • Theresa K. Aten - Environmental Studies
    • Theresa
      • Hello, my name is Theresa and I am an Environmental Studies major. I enjoy meeting and working with other students and helping them the best I can for them to reach their goals.