Tate Shishido

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Applied Math
Minor in Economics


Papakolea, HI

What I like most about Western

Western feels like a home away from home. When seeing the campus for the first time, I was drawn to the scenery and everyone made me feel so welcome. I especially love that I can see the mountains AND the ocean!

Why I chose my major

I love working and collaborating with people, and also care deeply about the changing environment of the world we live in today. With a degree in Business & Sustainability, I hope to return Hawaiian lands to Hawaiian hands while working to create a more sustainable Hawai'i.

An experience or class at Western that made me go "Wow!"

I took Physics 102 as a sort of filler course but ended up absolutely loving it! It gives a brief overview of climate change and anthropogenic forcing, and I highly recommend taking it.