FINDING HER PASSION

June 10, 2018

From a young age, Nishi dreamed about becoming a teacher. From playing teacher with her siblings at home, to eventually becoming one was a dream come true for her. Nishi attended the University of Hawaii Manoa to get her bachelor’s and master’s in teaching. Although she was swayed from the career throughout college, she continued to follow her passion.

“Okay so, I wanted to be a teacher from when I was little. You know how when you play with your sisters, I played school. I always played school, and I was the teacher or whatever, but we always played with my sisters school and I wanted to be a teacher. And even when I was older and I was in college to be a teacher everybody said, ‘Oh there’s no teaching jobs! You’re just going to end up being a sales clerk at Liberty House—’that’s what it was called back then. And I said, ‘I’m just going to try,’”

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