Gensen Rabacal: Be open to the possibilities

“In order to grow, you have to be uncomfortable,” says Gensen Rabacal (Leeward, AA ’11), an aspiring English teacher. At Leeward Community College, where “professors and classmates are very family-like,” he pursued his ambition to “share [his] favorite thing” with Hawai‘i’s middle- and high-school students, growing his network and learning that it’s okay to have a life.

“Be open to whatever possibilities are out there,” he advises. “You never know who is going to help you with the next steps.”

University of Hawai‘i Alumni