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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

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College Advisor

Stephanie Kraft-Terry

Stephanie Kraft-Terry, PhD

Interim Director of Advising

I am currently serving as the Interim Director of Advising for the College of Natural Sciences. In addition, I advise undergraduate students in Zoology (no longer accepting new students).

I am originally from Hillsboro, Oregon. I completed my BS in Chemistry with a minor in Art at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. I then moved to Omaha, NE where I completed my PhD in Experimental Neuroscience in 2011. I studied the effects of HIV-1 on the brain using proteomic techniques. I moved to University of Hawaiʻi as a postdoctoral researcher in 2011, where I focused on HIV-1 clinical research before starting my current position in the Department of Biology in the summer of 2012.

I am eager to work with students to align their educational pathway with their personal and professional goals. Coming from a science background myself, I understand the unique needs of science majors and work to ensure that the College of Natural Sciences Advising Unit meets these.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-0735

Email: kraft2@hawaii.edu

INTERIM
DIRECTOR OF ADVISING

College Advisor

Reynold Kajiwara

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

My name is Reynold and I’m an Academic Advisor for the College of Natural Sciences! I was born and raised here on O’ahu and grew up in Waipahu.

I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Japanese and Second Language Studies here at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. While in college, I participated in the UHM Study Abroad Center’s Year in Japan Program, was the President of the UHM Japanese Culture Club, and a Student Interchanger.

After graduating, I spent a year and a half working as an Academic Program Assistant and ESL instructor for a local English Language School which housed many students from across the world. Before joining the NatSci Advising team, I worked as an Express Academic Advisor for the UHM Advising Center for the Colleges of Arts & Humanities and Languages, Linguistics, and Literature.

I’m excited to work with you to make your experience at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa impactful, meaningful, and relevant to your academic/professional goals!

To schedule an appointment, log into your STAR Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-0824

Email: reynoldk@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Solimar Carrasquillo Ho

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Hi everyone! My name is Solimar which means sun and ocean in Spanish! I spent my younger childhood years living on Oʻahu, before my family moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina. I moved back to Oahu to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Marine Biology. I’ve had the luxury of working with NOAA’s Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program with primarily green sea turtles where I helped injured and sick sea turtles. There I conducted my undergraduate research on dietary preferences in green turtles focusing on algal species.

I am excited to work with you and guide you through your journey at the university!

To schedule an appointment, log into your STAR Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-6174

Email: solimarc@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Max Lee, MA

Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Study Abroad Advisor

Hello! I joined the College of Natural Sciences team in June 2018, but I’ve been an advisor at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Study Abroad Center since 1997. I received a double BA in Japanese and French, and an MA in French language and literature, both from UHM. While a student I studied in Germany, Argentina and France. Besides English, I speak Japanese, French, Spanish and German, at various levels. The skills I learned while navigating different languages and cultures still serve me professionally and personally.

I encourage all students to consider participating in a study abroad program while at UHM. It doesn’t have to delay graduation and can be a truly fulfilling experience.

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-3365

Email: maxl@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC &
STUDY ABROAD ADVISOR

College Advisor

Julia Wente

Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Hello everyone, my name’s Julia! I graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and a Marine Option Program (MOP) Certificate. I grew up in Arizona and studied at university in England before finding my way to O‘ahu.

While on island, I’ve been fortunate to work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), observing our local spinner dolphin populations. My research involves studying the effects of human interaction on marine mammal behavior, and applying this understanding towards conservation efforts.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your university goals!

To schedule an appointment, log into your STAR Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-0788

Email: jwente@hawaii.edu

UNDERGRADUATE
ACADEMIC ADVISOR

College Advisor

Germaine Lindsay Juan

Hello, my name is Germaine. I advise freshmen with less than 30 earned credits.

I am pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science – Data Science and a B.A. in Ethnic Studies with a minor in Ilokano Language & Literature. I participate in the community as as a board member of Timpuyog Organization and organize with Anakbayan Hawaiʻi to promote culture and social justice. As a Mānoa Peer Advisor, I strive to be a valuable asset to my peers and assist students in navigating through their experience in higher education to achieve their goals. I look forward to meeting you!

To schedule an appointment, log in to your Star Balance account.

Address: 2425 Campus Road, Sinclair 301, Honolulu, HI 96822

Room: Sinclair 301

Phone: 808-956-5911

Email: cnsmpa@hawaii.edu

MĀNOA
PEER ADVISOR

ABOUT US

We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!

STUDENT ACADEMIC
SUCCESS CENTER