Microbiology and Psychology Majors, Class of 2019
Charissa is a pre-medical student in her second year of studying microbiology and psychology. As a recipient of the Regents Scholarship, she hopes to make the most of her time at UH Mānoa by actively involving herself in both campus and community life. She currently works as a laboratory assistant in the Microbiology and PEPS departments, holds leadership positions in clubs such as Colleges Against Cancer and RAPS, and regularly volunteers with the Queen’s Medical Center and her church. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, exercising through dance-inspired workouts, and traveling. Charissa is excited for the opportunity to visit Tokyo and Fukuoka as a TOMODACHI Inouye Scholar and is looking forward to learning, experiencing, and eventually sharing the Japanese culture.