My name is Jenna Katayama and I am the daughter of Mitchell Katayama who has been a member of the Local 630 for 21 years. I am from Kaneohe, Hawai’i, and graduated in 2019 from James B. Castle High School as a Valedictorian where I was involved in the National Honor Society, Key Club, STEM Club, community council, and danced hula for 12 years.
This fall, I will be going into my sophomore year of college at Brigham Young University majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology. During my freshman year of college, I have had the opportunity to become involved in multiple clubs, gain research experience, and participate in community service. After my undergraduate, I plan on attending school to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant and hope to work in pediatrics.
Thank you so much OPCMIA and Local 630 for supporting me in my career goals and for providing this generous scholarship to help fund my education.