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Meet our Ambassadors

Our College of Pharmacy Ambassadors are here to help you as you decide which Pharmacy program is best for you. They are helpful and willing to answer any questions you may have about the UH Hilo DKICP from a student perspective. Feel free to send them an e-mail!


JEREMY DAUBE Although a native Hawaiian, Jeremy was raised on the mainland in Southern California. Prior to attending UHH-DKICP, Jeremy received his B.S. in Biology from California State University Channel Islands. He has previous experience doing research and working as a certified pharmacy tech in the state of California. Jeremy is currently interested in the clinical side of pharmacy and is an active member of the Hawaii Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (HSSHP) and serves on the mentorship committee for the class of 2015. He plays basketball every Friday with other DKICP students and enjoys hiking, biking, poker, watersports, video games and exploring the island with friends and family. His favorite things about the UH Hilo DKICP is the diversity of people, accessibility of professors, and the variety of extracurricular activities available to students.

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Walter Domingo Walter was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Maui. Before joining the DKICP student body, he attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa for two years of undergraduate studies. Walter is an active member of APhA, Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, and various outreach programs such as the DKICP Tobacco Prevention Project. He enjoys playing basketball every Friday with other pharmacy students, heading to the UH Hilo gym, watching movies and TV, and spending time with his friends and family. His favorite things about the DKICP are its vision, values and goals that encompass the advancement of pharmacy, healthcare, Hawaii, and its students.

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Allan Higa Allan was born and raised in Mililani, HI. He earned his B.A. in Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2011 before attending Hilo's Pharmacy program. In his first year at the college, Allan played an active role in organizations and events such as the annual health fair and the Hawaii chapter of NCPA. After graduating from the college he hopes to work as the pharmacist for the neurological wing of a hospital. In his free time, Allan can be found at the local Archery club promoting awareness of the sport and the benefits of an active lifestyle.ims her retail experience as her favorite due to the hands on nature of the learning incurred.

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Brian John Brian was born and raised in Utah and graduated from Weber State University with a B.S. in Zoology. He is currently serving as ambassador and has served on the 2015 class board as liaison in addition to participating in various community outreach programs such as ALOHA project and other healthcare related events. He is a husband and father to two children and enjoys spending his free time exploring the island, hunting, fishing, water sports, and spending time at the gym. His favorite thing about DKICP is the amazing faculty and their willingness and desire to help each student succeed, the vast variety of cultural exposure, and the hands on learning that is used during class time.

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Blake Johnson Blake was born in Phoenix, Arizona where he worked as a pharmacy technician and lifeguard. He graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a Minor in Sociology. He is currently co-chair of the logistics committee for the annual health fair, and he is also an active member of APhA. Outside of school, he volunteers at a community retail pharmacy, and enjoys keeping active. His favorite hobbies include gardening and working out at the gym. His favorite things about DKICP are how approachable the staff is, the diversity of the students, and the variety of ways to volunteer within the community.

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KRISTINA LO Kristina was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Prior to attending the DKICP, she completed two years of her undergraduate career at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, pursuing a B.S in Chemistry. As a member of the Class of 2015, Kristina is involved in health fairs and community outreach activities in conjunction with various campus student organizations. She is currently a member of APhA, Phi Delta Chi, a Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, and serves as the Vice-President/Training Coordinator of The A.L.O.H.A Project, and President of The Rho Chi Society: Academic Honor Society of Pharmacy. Her favorite things about the DKICP, are its commitment to the growth and betterment of each student pharmacist, the cultural diversity of its staff and students, and its vision on improving healthcare in Hawai’i and throughout the pacific. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys art, kickboxing, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

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Anissa Marzuki Anissa grew up in Rockville, MD just outside of Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Maryland with the Bachelor's of Science in Cell Biology/Molecular Genetics and Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology. Anissa serves as the Class of 2016 Delegate and is also involved in a number of other professional organization including Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity Inc. and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Aside from academics and professional organizations, Anissa volunteers in Dr. Mahavir Chougule's lab several days a week. Outside of pharmacy school, Anissa enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones and especially enjoys sampling all the food the Big Island has to offer.

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JARRED PRUDENCIO Jarred was born and raised in Hilo, HI. He attended the University of Hawai’i at Hilo for two years of undergraduate studies before joining the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy student body. Jarred is the Vice President of the National Pharmacy Academic Honor Society Rho Chi, the Treasurer of Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, and is an active member of APhA. He enjoys participating in outreach events that involve providing screening and education to the community members. Outside of school, Jarred has been working at a local community retail pharmacy for several years and has conducted research in a lab at the DKICP. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, and playing basketball and other intramural sports. Jarred’s favorite thing about the DKICP is the camaraderie that the students have, both with each other, and with the faculty. He also likes the variety of activities held that both enhance the students learning and help maintain a good balance of life aside from studying.

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LATASHA RIDDICK LaTasha was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Psychology. In addition to being an Ambassador, she is the Vice President of the Class of 2015 and serves as the Chartering President of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends. Photography is also among one of her most enjoyable hobbies. LaTasha’s favorite thing about the DKICP is the welcoming nature of the faculty, staff, and students. She believes that the support and acceptance of students from various backgrounds has greatly contributed to her ability to tackle a rigorous curriculum and, at the same time, become very involved in the DKICP community.

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Jynelle Tangonan Jynelle Tangonan is the Class of 2016 Student Activities Coordinator, as well as a Co-chair for the DKICP Relay for Life and the annual PDC Miloli’i Health Fair. Before attending the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, she worked at a long-term care pharmacy for two years in California. Jynelle completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences at the UC Riverside. Community service has been a passion for Jynelle. The community outreach that the DKICP is known for was a determining factor in her choice to attend UH Hilo. She has also become an active Brother in the professional pharmacy fraternity Phi Delta Chi (PDC), which strives on giving back to the community. When she isn’t studying at the Mo’okini Library or at the local Starbucks, she spends her time hiking, working out, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen with fellow classmates.

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