Alumni News

NAVIGATOR ALUMNI NEWS

Erica Machida '15

IPA Alumna is Animating with Passion

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".
Kelsey Uehira

Founding student and alumna returns to join IPA’s administrative team

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.
Kim Uehisa

Texting for Heart Health During COVID-19

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.
Zac Tocher

IPA Alumnus Helps Make Class of 2020 Commencement Memorable

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.
Navigator alumni having fun at get together

Home for the Holidays with IPA Alumni

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY alumni got together for a fun evening at the first annual Home for the Holidays social at Bamboo Garden at The Stage Restaurant.
Alumni meeting at restaurant

Alumni Meet to Help Plan 2020 All-Class Reunion

IPA alumni got together for a fun evening to brainstorm ideas for the 2020 All-Class Reunion.
Kate Uesugi '15 at Washington Monument

From IPA to the Global Community

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.
Navigator alumni having fun at get together

Alumni Spring Social Brings Old Friends Together

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY invited its Navigator alumni out for an evening of reconnecting, catching up, and networking at its first annual Alumni Spring Social.

IPA Alumna Finds a Passion for Archaeology

Ella Axelrod '15 was featured on the front page of the Colorado College website for a summer archaeological research project.
The 2016-2017 ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY Navigator Robotics Team at the 2017 VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, KY. Back row: Colton Okimoto (’18), Taylor Horita (’22), Zaheer Gulko (’22), Emma-Rose Layaoen (’22), Ryan Corpuz (’22), Coach Robyn Cabuslay (’14). Front row: Sebastian Banquil (’23), Aaron Sasaki (’23), Nathan Okimoto (’22), and Joshua Kuakini (’22).

Navigator Robotics Team Competes at the 2017 VEX IQ World Championships

The pressure was intense as ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s VEX IQ Navigator Robotics team competed against the best of the best from around the world. More than 300 middle school teams traveled to the Kentucky Exposition… more w