Meet Our Ambassadors

 

 

Christian Macaspac, Class of 2021

Christian was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but at the age of 6, moved to Kapolei, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Before beginning his first year at the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP), he majored in Biology at the University of Hawaii Manoa and worked in a research laboratory.

He is currently serving as Secretary of the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, Activities Coordinator of the Class of 2021, Chair for the DKICP Health Fair, and is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists.

One of Christian’s favorite things about DKICP is the great number of opportunities to get involved in the student body and community. During his free time, Christian enjoys singing acoustic music, playing basketball, exploring nature, and playing with his pet animals.

Josephine McDonald, Class of 2021

Josephine was born and raised on the small island of Guam where she attended the University of Guam under the pre-pharmacy track.  Throughout her undergraduate career, she was a pharmacy technician, a general chemistry teaching assistant, and a volunteer at the Guam Memorial Hospital.

She is currently serving as Chair for The A.L.O.H.A. Project and Health Screenings Chair for the DKICP Health Fair.  She is also an active member in the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, The American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA - ASP), and Hawaii Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (HSSHP).  She also works as a Pharmacy Intern at KTA.

Her favorite parts about the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy are the campus’s cultural diversity, the meaningful relationships students develop with each other as well as with the faculty and staff, and the endless opportunities for student pharmacists to grow outside the classroom through extracurricular activities.  When Josephine isn’t studying, she is working out at the gym, hanging out with her friends, looking for new places to eat, and binge watching Youtube.
 

Karen Pae, Class of 2021

Karen was born and raised in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. She majored and received her B.A. in Korean language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After graduating, she moved to Orange County, California to seek new opportunities and is where she ultimately decided to pursue the field of pharmacy.

Karen currently serves as the President of the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA – ASP), Historian of the Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Pharmacy Leadership Society – Delta Lambda Chapter, and as a member of the Professional Development Committee in Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Fraternity.

Some of her favorite things about DKICP are the friendly and encouraging atmosphere of the school that is created by the faculty, staff, and students, and the numerous opportunities for involvement in the local community. During her leisure time, Karen enjoys spending time with friends, watching TV shows/movies, eating, sleeping, and traveling.

Henry Quach, Class of 2021

Henry moved to Hilo from San Francisco, CA. He studied biology and completed his undergraduate coursework at the University of the Pacific while working in a research lab.

Henry has a strong passion for leadership and currently serves as President of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Lead On-Site Chair for the Pacific Islander Mobile Screening Clinic and Health Screening Coordinator for the DKICP Health Fair.

Some of Henry’s favorite things about the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy include its opportunities for involvement, student body and faculty support. They have been major contributors to his personal growth and he attributes much of his successes to the incredible people at the College. In his free time, Henry enjoys stargazing, hiking, snorkeling, hanging out with sea turtles, finding good deals online and annihilating others in Catan.

Donald Waddell, Class of 2021

Donald was born and raised in Gerrardstown, West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology.

During his first year at DKICP, Donald became an active member of American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA – ASP) and Hawaii Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (HSSHP). He currently serves as the President of the Delta Iota Chapter of the Rho Chi Academic Honor Society and works as a Pharmacy Intern at Safeway in Hilo and Honolulu.

He chose DKICP for its progressive curriculum, the close-knit and positive environment created by the faculty, staff, and student body and DKICP’s strong commitment to the communities of Big Island. Donald plans to pursue a residency after graduation, to pursue a career as an infectious disease pharmacist. During his free time, Donald loves to go to the movies, hang out with friends, play video games like League of Legends or anything on PS4, and take in some of the delicious local cuisine.

Alysha Cosier, Class of 2022

Alysha was born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, but moved to the Big Island when she was nine-years old.  She attended the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and graduated with a B.A in Biology. 

Alysha is currently serving as a Co-chair for the Tobacco Prevention Project (TPP), Community Service Co-chair for the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA), and is an active member of the American Pharmacy Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).  She is also a volunteer at the Hilo Medical Center in the Pharmacy Department.

One of her favorite things about DKICP is the multitude of opportunities the school offers to get involved and give back to the community. During her free time, Alysha enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working out at the gym, reading, and taking naps. 

Ashley Fukuchi, Class of 2022

Ashley was born and raised in Japan. She attended the University of Hawaii at Hilo and received a B.A. in Chemistry.

Ashley currently serves as Treasurer for Class of 2022 Student Council, Operation Immunization Co-Chair for American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA – ASP), Scholastic Co-Chair for Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Fraternity, and Business Plan Chair for National Community Pharmacists Association NCPA).

Her favorite part of attending DKICP is having the opportunity to conduct clinical or biomedical research with the faculty on campus. One of Ashley’s favorite things to do in her free time is trying new food places in Hilo, conversing with friends, and playing mobile games like Dragalia Lost and Pokemon Go.

Olivia Graham, Class of 2022

Olivia grew up in Oxnard, California and graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. While completing her undergraduate coursework, she acquired experience working as a pharmacy technician at a chain community pharmacy for 10 years.

She is an active member in the Industry Pharmacy Organization (IPhO) which provides additional insight into pharmaceutical industry-focused careers.

Olivia appreciates the campus environment which sets students up to build lifelong friendships at DKICP, as well as the countless opportunities to get involved with the school and the local community.  In her spare time she enjoys binge watching tv shows like Bones or anything doctor related, experiencing endless adventures with friends, and enjoying the local foods like laulau and butter mochi for dessert.  

Danh Nguyen, Class of 2022

Danh was born and raised in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. During his undergrad years, he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where he studied Biology and worked as a pharmacy technician for CVS.

He is currently serving as the class liaison for the Class of 2022 and is President-Elect, Director of National Engagement for the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPhO).

Some of his favorite things about DKICP are the events to be involved with in the community and the endless opportunities to grow as a professional, leader, and a member of society. When Danh isn’t studying he enjoys looking for new dessert places, finding new shows to binge-watch, and napping.

Angelyn Park, Class of 2022

Angelyn was born and raised in Guam, but moved to the island of Oahu at the age of 13. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a B.A. in Biology.

Angelyn is currently serving as the Vice President of American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA – ASP) and is one of the Fundraising Chairs for Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Fraternity.

One of things she likes about DKICP is the numerous health screening opportunities that are provided to the local community. These events not only help the community but it also prepares students for their future as a pharmacist. When Angelyn is not studying for her exams, she enjoys watching Muk-Bang videos on YouTube and applying facial mask sheets.

Kara Tsuzaki, Class of 2022

Kara was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She graduated from Saint Louis University in Missouri with a B.S and M.S in Biomedical Engineering. Prior to attending DKICP, she worked as a research associate at a drug discovery company.

She is currently serving as Research Chair of the Pacific Islander Mobile Screening Clinic (PIMSC), Pledge Father for Kappa Psi (KY) Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Health Screenings Co-Chair for the DKICP Health Fair, is an active member in the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), and works with Dr. Ko’omoa-Lange and Dr. Date in their respective research labs.

Some of her favorite things about DKICP are the vast opportunities in leadership, professional growth, and research. During her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and taking walks with her dog.