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UH Foundation's Annual Giving department is alive with UH students who report to work each night knowing that through their efforts, they will raise important funds for the university. This money is designated by donors to support areas such as scholarships, library acquisitions, equipment and other valuable resources that greatly enhance the student experience.

The Student Calling Center hires students who want to develop professional work experience while making a difference in their UH community.

If you are a student at any of the ten UH campuses and love UH, please consider a position working in our calling center. Submit an application online, or contact us for more information at (808) 956-3486 or The student callers make 150,000 calls per year in support of UH. We hope you enjoy your call when you are called to support the university.

Meet our Callers

Maria Ena Rose Bartolome

Maria Ena Rose Bartolome Aloha! My name is Maria Ena Rose Bartolome and I am a student at the University of Hawaiëi at Manoa. Originally from Hawaii Island, I came to Oahu to get my bachelors in public health. Working at the UH Foundation is a learning experience that Iíll never regret. I am surrounded by my fellow UH students as coworkers. And with the time I have spent working with the UH Foundation from the start of my college career, I ended up building friendships that will last beyond graduation. Because of this I took upon myself to use my experiences and skills that I have gained so far to become a supervisor to contribute to the success of UH Foundationís Annual giving. Raising important funds for the university, I realized is a big responsibility but itís a huge accomplishment to know we are a part of something great.

Aleczandra Aczon

Meigan FlanaganAloha, my name is Aleczandra Aczon and I am one of the student supervisors here at the UH Foundation Call Center. I am happy to be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa because Hawai‘i is where I consider to be home. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. I’ve been working at the call center ever since my very first day of college and I am so grateful to have this job. From being here, I have grown to become a better communicator and a better leader. I love speaking with alumni and friends of UH and helping them make their gifts to the university. When I graduate, I’ll be sharing my aloha and be giving back to my alma mater!

Meilani Watanabe

Meilani WatanabeAloha, my name is Meilani and I am a student supervisor here at the University of Hawaii Foundation. I am a freshman at UH Mānoa pursuing my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Travel Industry Management. I have just started on my fourth month of working at the foundation and it has been an amazing journey. I am lucky to get to say that I thoroughly enjoy coming into work. I have learned so many useful skills, met a lot of wonderful people, and helped the foundation raise funds that go into funding student success at all ten UH campuses. I am eternally grateful for getting the opportunity to be a part of a truly incredible team with a meaningful purpose. In my free time I like to bake macarons, play board games, and do puzzles.

Emily Tupper

Aloha, my name is Emily Tupper and I am a freshman at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa and one of the newest supervisors here at the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. I decided to attend the UH to pursue degrees in both biology and classics, and I plan on attending medical school after finishing my undergraduate studies. Iʻm originally from Portland, Oregon but I decided to come to Hawaiʻi due to the superior biology program that UH offers. I started working for the foundation about two month ago and it has been so much fun! I really enjoy all the people I work with because they create such a positive and welcoming environment. I also love knowing that the work I do benefits so many of my peers and the whole University of Hawaiʻi system.

Miranda Lee

Aloha, my name is Miranda and I am born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. I graduated from Roosevelt High School in 2018 and I am currently attending our beautiful Kapiolani Community College campus. I am a student supervisor here at the University of Hawaii Foundation Call Center and it has been an incredible journey. I have learned how to build rapport and connect with people to discover their passions. I love being able to make a difference for students by giving them the option of furthering and bettering their education. Working at the call center also gives me the wonderful opportunity of speaking with alumni and friends to help them support and give back to their community. We are all here for a great cause and I am glad to be a part of a team that makes a difference.

Gabrielle Matous

Aloha! My name is Gabrielle, and I am a student on the Manoa campus and a student supervisor in the call center. I came all the way from Wisconsin to study marine biology, and I hope to go into field research regarding marine life conservation. After I complete my undergraduate degree, I plan to continue through graduate school here at the University of Hawai'i. I am excited to graduate and join our alumni in supporting the school that has had such a profound impact on my life.

Justin Yee

Aloha! My name is Justin and I am a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I’m currently double majoring in History and Psychology and double minoring in Chinese and Philosophy, and my long term goal is to go on to law school and become a Human Rights Attorney. I started working at the call center in the summer before my Sophomore year and I have been absolutely loving my experience here. I believe that everybody has the ability to excel and get a degree, but may not necessarily have the right opportunities available to them. Working at the call center allows me to contribute to the great work that the entire UH foundation is doing in providing these resources to these disadvantaged students as well supporting the university as a whole. When I’m not in school or working at the call center, I love updating my food blog with my best friend, playing video games, and hiking.

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