1) Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Kealani Beltran and I'm a first-year undergraduate student interested in volunteer work. I joined this club because I thought it would be a great way to not only help the community and feel like I made a difference, but also to find like-minded people to get to know and make connections with. I am friendly, nice, and a good listener when it comes down to it--people can always come to me.
2) What causes are you passionate about?
Helping the elderly and the underprivileged have both always called out to me. But really I just love helping all people out in any way I can--sometimes even the most mundane tasks are what mean the most to others in their time of need. I'm always willing to go out of my way to give someone a helping hand.
3) How has your time with Lions been?
So far it's been amazing! It's a lot of fun, and everyone is so funny and welcoming. I felt at home in no time. :)
4) What are you currently studying? What would you like to do in the future?
Currently studying as a Psychology major planning on graduate school in order to hopefully achieve my dream job of becoming a clinical/counseling psychologist. I love people--they truly interest me and I want to aid them as much as possible in overcoming the challenges and obstacles we all encounter at some point in our lives. No one should have to cope alone.
5) What do you like to do in your free time?
Aside from participating in this club, I partake in NPB (Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior) club, and am a member of the NACD/Powwow committee. I'm looking forward to hopefully next year joining the Polynesian club on campus as well (Na Keiki 'O Hawai'i). I also love hanging out with friends, getting some exercise, and going on mini adventures both solo and with others (hiking, taking long walks, exploring, going out to eat, watching movies etc.)
6) Guilty Pleasure: what can you not live without?
Huge anime nerd oops. My favorites are Nagi No Asukara, InuYasha, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso to name a few. Come talk to me if you want to share anime together!