Henry Ross is currently a rising sophomore at American University majoring in political science and business administration. He was born and raised on the island of Oahu before graduating from Hawaii Preparatory Academy on the Big Island. Henry is very supportive of Mana Ups mission to help boost Hawaii’s local businesses and is grateful for the opportunity to help. In his free time, Henry enjoys hiking and running.


Danielle Ujimori was born and raised on the island of Oahu. She attended and graduated from Mid-Pacific and went on to pursue further education at the University of Nevada, Reno currently studying business management. She’s headed into her second year. Danielle also plays on the women’s golf team at the university. She is an avid golfer and spends a lot of her free time practicing.


Noëlle Nakaoka is currently attending Punahou School as a senior. She plans on majoring in business with a focus on entrepreneurship and marketing. Her interest in entrepreneurship has led her to join and lead several entrepreneurship clubs at Punahou School, and she hopes to begin her own company this summer. Noëlle strongly believes in the Mana Up mission and feels that interning is an incredible opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of entrepreneurship and business management.


Kimi Wu is a rising sophomore at the University of Oregon. She’s a Pre-Advertising major with a minor in Multimedia and Art with a concentration in Photography. Kimi has worked with Ubiquity Youth Alliance to help underserved kids attend basketball workshops. She is also an alum of the Academy of Integrated Humanity and New Media at Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California. In her free time, she enjoys photography, baking, and watching movies!


Keenan Basug is going into his final year of undergrad at Oregon State University where he is pursuing a degree in Marketing with a focus in digital marketing. In his free time, Keenan enjoys spending time with family and friends, relaxing on the beach at sunset, surfing, and hiking. He is also very passionate about photography and videography and wants to incorporate his passion for those two things into his future career. Keenan took the opportunity to be an intern with Mana Up because he wanted to learn more about the business industry in Hawaiʻi and the opportunities it has to offer.


Jakob Adams is a Junior at the University of San Francisco where he is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Inspired by the positive impact that innovation and technology can have on small businesses, Jakob was pleased when he was given the opportunity to intern with Mana Up, a Hawaii-based company aiming to transform small businesses into global brands.