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Dr. Christina Nagao Portrait

Dr. Christina Nagao

English Instructor

Education: BA, English, UC Berkeley; PhD, English, UCLA

“Home was the place where I was forced to conform to someone else’s image of who and what I should be. School was the place where I could forget that self and, through ideas, reinvent myself.” - Bell Hooks

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Dr. Melissa Fujiwara

Sociology Instructor

Education: Palomar College; BA - San Francisco State University (Sociology); MSW - UCLA (Social Welfare); MA, PhD - USC (Sociology)

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Dr. Atheneus Ocampo Portrait


AAPIEI Faculty Coordinator, Counselor

Education: B.A., Social Sciences - Psychology, University of Southern California; M.A., Guidance and Counseling, Loyola Marymount University; EdD, Educational Leadership for Social Justice

“Knowledge emerges only through invention and reinvention, the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue with the world and with others.” - Paulo Freire

Dr. Kelsey Iino Portrait


Health Science, Athletics, and Fine Arts Counselor

Education: AA Sociology, El Camino College, BA Sociology, UCLA, MEd Counseling in Student Affairs, UCLA, EdD Educational Leadership, USC

“Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.” -Denis Diderot

Scott Kushigemachi Portrait


AAPIEI Faculty Advisor

Education: B.A., English, Biola University; M.A., English, Cal State University of Long Beach

“It's not what you look like when you're doin' what you're doin’ / It's what you're doin' when you're doin' what you look like you're doin'” -Charles Wright

Analu Josephides Portrait


Assistant Professor/Lead Reference Librarian

Education: Bachelors of Arts – Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii; Masters of Library and Information Science, University of Hawaii

“I love life because what more is there!” - Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins

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Mele Tangikina Makalo

AAPIEI Project Assistant

Education: B.A., Human Development & Social Relations, Kalamazoo College

"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation." - Lao Tzu

Sina Fifita Portrait

Sina Fifita
AAPIEI Project Assistant

Education: B.A., Political Science- Law and Society, University of California, Riverside

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” -Marianne Williamson


Last Published 8/31/17