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Meet Our Fall 2023 Ambassadors!

Updated: Apr 8

Trevondrick (Tdrick) Francis was born in Germany and raised along the Hāmākua Coast. Tdrick graduated from Honokaʻa High School in 2019 and recently graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo with a Bachelor's in Psychology and an Educational Certificate this past May. He decided to join the Vibrant Hawaiʻi team in hopes of influencing his community and providing support to others in need. Tdrick believes the Ambassador program is a chance to give back to the loving community that has given so much to him.

Cienna Corpuz was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. She graduated from Waiākea High School in 2019 and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in May of 2023. She chose to pursue the VH Ambassadorship with the intent to grow both professionally and personally. “I'm grateful to have this opportunity in which I may play a contributing role in healing the community. I hope that through this experience I may gain inspiration for the next steps of my life”

Benjamin Rudo is a 20-year-old student born and raised in Keaʻau. He currently attends UH Hilo and is pursuing a degree in chemistry and biology. He finds joy in anything outdoors, engaging with the community, and sharing the privilege of learning. “The Ambassadorship has easily been one of the most life-changing experiences I've ever had. And only for the better. I’m forever grateful and truly wish all youth were provided this opportunity.” In 2024, Benjamin will serve on the ʻOAKA Council and continue to play an active role in other Vibrant Hawaiʻi projects and initiatives.

Amylia-Rae Gandolf, now 24, joined the Vibrant Hawaiʻi team as a Community Resilience Fellow just shy of ʻOAKA's launch in 2022. Born and raised in Waimea, she is a 2018 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools Keaʻau Campus and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. "To serve youth anywhere is a privilege, to serve youth in Hawaiʻi is a gift." Amylia will transition from Lead Ambassador to ʻOAKA Coordinator in January 2024.



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