NAVIGATOR ALUMNI NEWS
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY's Navigator alumni, spanning the first graduating Class of 2010 to the Class of 2021, gathered together at Kalapawai Cafe & Deli to celebrate the holidays at IPA's Home for the Holidays on December 19, 2021.
When he’s not training hard for a triathlon or capturing impressive aerial photos with his drone, Carson Lofton ‘16 is busy assisting with business acquisitions as a Business Development Executive for The Islander Group. Problem solving, project management, data analytics, navigating new tasks – every day is different for Lofton, and that’s what he finds most challenging and enjoyable about his position.
Island Pacific Academy alumna Erica Machida ‘15 has always had a passion for drawing, and she has turned it into an international career in animation. Machida may not be famous yet, but she already boasts an impressive creative portfolio, including her short 2D animated film, "Musubi".
There’s no place like home! Kelsey Uehira ‘11 says it’s great to be back on campus. Kelsey joined the IPA administrative staff in November as the Registrar & Student Information Systems Manager.
IPA alumna Kim Uehisa ‘15 is helping to improve the health and well-being of her community during the COVID-19 pandemic through her work with the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center. She and a colleague recently implemented the Early Cardiovascular Health Outreach SMS research project, a text messaging program that reaches out to people who are socially isolated due to COVID-19.
Zachary Tocher ‘18 wanted to help give IPA's class of 2020 something that was meaningful for their graduation, so he jumped at the opportunity to help create their virtual commencement video.
Kate Uesugi ’15 graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University and is ready to see the world She’s currently working in Myanmar as a project manager with the World Wildlife Fund.
ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY invited its Navigator alumni out for an evening of reconnecting, catching up, and networking at its first annual Alumni Spring Social.