Jamaica Aquino is continuing her education as a respiratory care practitioner at Kapiolani Community College as a second-year student, giving her experience in a hospital setting. During my clinical rotations, Jamaica’s learned to adapt to a new environment with each visit, while meeting interesting patients and gaining skills she could only gain in clinical environment.
She wants to continue her education at UH-West Oahu to obtain a bachelor’s degree — and she’s excited to do her part to help in the current pandemic.
“By awarding me with the AAUW Honolulu Branch Educational Fund Scholarship, it certainly has lightened my financial burden as I balance school, work, volunteer and leisurely activities. And through the AAUW Organization, I have met many inspiring women who give meaning to the words ‘girl power,'” she said. “Again, your generosity is very much appreciated, and I hope to do my best in being a devoted member of our community. Despite the difficulties that have all come upon us, thank you for upholding our aloha spirit.”