Mentorship Program - Alumni

Mentorship Program

What Is The Class of 2001/2017 Mentorship Program?

The alumni Class of 2001 has a variety of industry leaders ranging from scientists, doctors, and artists, to entertainment, technology, and business professionals. They are innovators and leaders in their own right, and have expressed interest in lending their time to Mid-Pacific seniors who might be interested in understanding the path needed to achieve their own career dreams. As high school seniors, students may already know of their ideal destination, but they may not have a plan in place (or know of someone to help them) to live and survive the journey.

Therefore, the Class of 2001 is willing to lend their time and industry-specific and college-specific knowledge to Mid-Pacific students looking for an insider to guide them.

The Class of 2001 is working with the Class of 2017 advisors and all Mid-Pacific teachers to promote this initiative. On Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, some members of the Class of 2001 will formally invite the Class of 2017 senior class to take advantage of this opportunity, as this was something that was once missing in our journey as we transitioned from high school into college.

Are You a Class of 2017 Senior or Parent of a Senior?

All of the Class of 2001 mentors are committed to supporting your senior through a very challenging journey, as seniors begin to take on the role of shaping their future for the first time. As professionals in their respective industries are willing to offer our knowledge to help the Class of 2017 make refined and meaningful decisions as they apply to colleges.

Picking a major, size of school and location, among other things is a really tough thing to think about and to plan for. For the very first time in the school's history, members of the Class of 2001 are offering our time, industry-specific support, resources and networks to help your senior be more confident in his/her journey, and it begins BEFORE college applications are mailed to schools and universities.

At the Senior Class Meeting on Friday, September 9, the Class of 2001 shared a quick video (view video below) with the students to introduce this great mentorship program.

The Mid-Pacific Class of 2001/2017 Mentorship Program Intro Video to Seniors from Daniel McArdle-Jaimes on Vimeo.

Senior applications for the mentor program were closed on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.

If you are a senior and interested in joining our program, please email the Class of 2001 alumni representative at

Below is a list of alumni from the Class of 2001 who have agreed to be mentors for Mid-Pacific's Class of 2017 seniors, as of 8/9/16:

Dr. Erin Fuller Dermatologist University of San Diego; University of Hawaii at Manoa (PhD) Biology & Biochemistry
Daniel McArdle-Jaimes Public Relations/Communications Consultant University of San Diego & Syracuse University (transfer after first year) Communications & Theatre
Jennifer Naguwa Grants Management, Academic Programming University of Hawaii Manoa Business; Masters in Education
Chelsea Holladay Architecture/Interior Design Academy of Art University, San Francisco Interior Architecture & Design
Dr. Grant Shibuya Research Scientist/ Medicinal Chemist Santa Clara University; UC Irvine (PhD); Cal Tech (postdoc); Stanford (postdoc) B.S. Chemistry
Dr. Karalyn Tom School Psychologist Santa Clara University; University of Oregon (Graduate) B.S. Psychology; Ph.D. in School Psychology
Liann Unebasami Bank Branch Manager University of Hawaii at Manoa Speech
Cheng-Po "Paul" Chen Industrial Research & Development Cornell University B.S. & M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dr. Ken Tsubata Podiatrist University of Washington; California School of Podiatric Medicine Biology; Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Kevin Khan Electrical Engineer Virginia Tech B.S. & M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Kristen (Young) Unten Information Technology Consultant University of California, Irvine Information and Computer Science
Dr. Kimberly (Hee) Aina Physical Therapist Pacific University Doctorate in Physical Therapy
April Ichinose Cosmetologist, Independent Contractor, & Educator Gene Juarez Academy Hairstyling and Coloring
Dr. Grant Sumida Biotechnology Seattle University; University of Arizona (Graduate) B.S. Biology; Ph.D. Physiology
Keric Chang Accountant Loyola Marymount University; University of Hawaii (Graduate) B.A. Finance & CIS; M.A. Accounting
Dr. Bryan Sato Dentist Creighton University; University of Missouri (Dental School) B.S. Biology; Doctor of Dental Surgery
Kyle Yanabu Financial Advisor University of Washington; Pacific University Business Management & Finance
Jamie Shore Manager in Affiliate Relations and Marketing University of Southern California B.A. Cinema-Television Critical Studies