As a servant leader, Hope Yuasa has been blessed with the amazing opportunity to serve Hawaii HOSA once again. She is committed, dedicated, and excited to serve a second term as the Hawaii HOSA State Vice President. Hope always strives to put others before herself and aims to build relationships with and between other HOSA members. She believes that HOSA: Future Health Professionals is an incredible organization because of its passionate members and opportunities. It was through these passionate individuals that she discovered her own love for HOSA.
Hope’s love for HOSA continued to grow as she traveled to the 2016 International Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. There, she was introduced to the 2016-2018 National Service Project Organization, NAMI. The National Alliance on Mental Illness immediately caught Hope’s attention and she worked hard to raise awareness and support for the organization through various service projects. With help from her state officer team, Hope organized the first Hawaii HOSA Movie Event. This was a partnership event between Hawaii HOSA and NAMI to educate members of Hawaii HOSA about living with mental illnesses. Hope understands the importance of working together towards a great cause and her goal is to increase Hawaii HOSA’s involvement with NAMI.
Aside from HOSA and NAMI, Hope also participates in various extracurricular and co-curricular activities. At Moanalua High School, Hope participated in various sports including cheerleading and soccer. She also serves as the National Honors Society Vice President of Blood Drive and is a Student Association Senator. She is also a member of the Moanalua High School “Menehune” Marching Band and Color Guard as well as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Orchestra. Involvement in these sports, clubs, and performing ensembles has shaped her into who she is today and has helped her improve her time management skills and develop a great work ethic.
Hope plans to utilize these skills in the future as she aspires to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Ever since elementary school, she knew that she wanted to go into healthcare but didn’t quite know which specific career was right for her. Finally, through HOSA and years of volunteering at a summer fun program, Hope realized that she loves working with children. They are always so full of energy and never fail to bring a smile to her face.