Women's Studies Alumni

We aim to showcase the post-graduation successes of our wonderful alumni.


Hayley Cannizzo

Hayley Cannizzo is a language instructor and researcher. She holds an MA in Second language Studies and an Advanced Women Studies Graduate Certificate from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her work explores the intersections of gender, language, and feminist pedagogy.

Austin Ajimura

Austin was a teaching assistant for Women’s Studies in 2019 (Feminist Methods & Research). He completed his BS in Biology and BA in Women's Studies in 2019 and is currently planning to continue his graduate studies in Public Health. His long-term goal is to pursue a career in medicine, where he hopes to integrate gender, sex, and sexuality discourses with science and healthcare.

Tsolmontuya Altankhundaga

Tsom was born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in Public Administration. Following her passion, she completed the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies. Her research focuses are on marriage, gender-based violence, and domestic violence. She is the Deputy Program Manager at the Women’s Economic Empowerment Program at Asia Foundation Mongolia and Board Chair of Sustainable Life Non-profit based in Ulaanbaatar, creating empowerment spaces for gender equality.

Crystal Kwok

Crystal completed her BA in Theater Arts at UCLA and MA in Literary Studies at Hong Kong University. After establishing a career in front and behind the screens in the film, TV, and radio industry in Hong Kong, she moved to Hawaiʻi five years ago. As if juggling life as a PhD student in Performance Studies and being the mother of three teenagers isn't enough, Crystal is directing a full-length documentary film, "Unruly Chinese Women."

Marika Emi

Non-profit Independent Arts Publisher, Tropic Editions

Marcus Frias

Democratic House Committee on Transportation Infrastructure
Washington D.C.