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!
Allan Higa, P3
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.
Mark Allen Bibera, P2
Mark was born in Northern California and was raised in the East Bay Area. Before attending the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP), he received his B.S. in Biology at the University of California, Irvine. Mark serves on Class of 2017 Student Council as the Bulletin Editor. Additionally, he is an active member in the ALOHA project, the National Community Pharmacy Association, and the Phi Delta Chi professional fraternity. He finds the small class sizes of DKICP to be the best part of the program, as it fosters camaraderie between students and facilitates a strong professor and student network. When not on campus, it’s common to find Mark studying at Starbucks or grabbing a poke bowl by the bay.
Christopher Diaz, P2
Chris was born and raised in Ewa Beach on Oahu, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a B.A. in Microbiology. He is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association and Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity. His favorite thing about the DKICP is the Aloha spirit of the students and faculty. Everyone is willing to help, work together, and provide an excellent environment for learning and outreach to the community. Outside of school, Chris enjoys video games and hanging out with friends.
Walter Domingo, P3
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.
Nicholas Ferreira, P2
Nick was born and raised in Ewa Beach, HI. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a B.A. in Chemistry and a Minor in Biology. He currently holds the officer position of Worthy Inner Guard in Phi Delta Chi, a professional pharmacy fraternity. He is an active member in the DKICP Tobacco Prevention Project and is currently Co-chair for the annual Phi Delta Chi Miloli'i Health Fair. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball with fellow pharmacy students, watching sports, going to the gym, and hanging out with friends and family. Nick's favorite thing about the DKICP is the dedication its faculty and students have towards helping the community, as well as the cultural diversity the entire campus has to offer.
Blake Johnson, P3
Blake was born and raised 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 2014 DKICP Health Fair, and he is the membership chair of NCPA. He also volunteered at a local independent pharmacy, as well as completed a hospital pharmacy internship at Straub Clinic and Hospital in Honolulu. He has also worked in a research lab with Dr. Dianqing Sun studying the synthesis of anti-infective agents. Outside of school, he enjoys keeping active. 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.
Shaun Lasky, P2
Shaun was raised in the oldest city in the country, St. Augustine, Florida. He moved to the island of Kauai with his wife where he spent some time before moving to the Big Island and enrolling in UH Hilo. Upon completion of his prerequisite courses, he was accepted into the DKICP. Shaun is actively involved in many student organizations on campus. He serves as student council president of the Class of 2017, co chair of the American Pharmacists Association Operation Immunization, serves on the Scholastics Committee of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity, and welcomes new students as an ambassador. Outside of school, Shaun enjoys the outdoors, cooking, golf, spending time with his dogs, and coffee.
Kelsea Mizusawa, P2
Kelsea was born and raised in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. Prior to joining the UHH Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy student body, she earned her B.A. in biological sciences from the University of Southern California. Her volunteer experience at an outpatient pharmacy clinic initially piqued her interest in the profession of pharmacy. In addition to being an Ambassador, Kelsea is a member of the A.L.O.H.A. Project and APhA – which allow her to actively participate in health fairs and events. Her favorite thing about the UHH Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy is the faculty, staff, and students’ shared passion for serving the community and commitment to continuously improving health care. In her spare time, Kelsea enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Jynelle Tangonan, P3
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.