Counseling & Advising

Office: Hale Kaku‘o 118
Phone: 808-235-7413

The WCC Counseling and Advising department is comprised of college counselors, faculty and support staff who work to support students’ personal and academic growth and development. We provide academic, career and personal counseling to assist students with decision-making in the exploration of their educational, career, and personal goals.

We collaborate with students to support learning, develop educational plans, provide referrals to resources and tools during their time at Windward. While most counselors are generalists, some counselors oversee certain programs and/or specialize in certain areas. We strive to create a supportive environment through intentional interactions with our diverse student body.

Counselors are here to assist students with:

To schedule an appointment with your counselor, call the main office, email your counselor directly, or follow the steps below to view your counselor’s availability and schedule the appointment online:

  1. Log into STAR Balance
  2. Click “Advising Services” on the left hand side
  3. Click your assigned counselor
  4. Select date and time that your assigned counselor is available
  5. Fill out form and then click submit

Assigned Counselors

Students are assigned a counselor to work with throughout their time at Windward Community College.

Change of Assigned Counselor

To request a change of your assigned counselor please complete the form below:

WCC Change of Assigned Counselor Request Form

Meet Our Counselors

Sarah Akina

Sarah Akina
Counselor; Paipai o Ko‘olau Project Director
inouyes@hawaii.edu
Hale Kakoʻo 109
808-235-7326

Kaahu Alo

Kaahu Alo
Counselor; Student Life Coordinator
kaahualo@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 232
808-235-7354

Jodi Asato Portrait

Jodi Asato
Counselor, Student Disabilities Office
jodiaka@hawaii.edu
Hale Koko‘o 105
808-235-7472

Evelyn Bartley

Evelyn Bartley
Counselor, Early College
evelynmc@hawaii.edu
Hale Alaka‘i 130
808-462-4709

Patricia Chong

Patricia Chong
Counselor
chongpat@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 208
808-235-7425

Koren Fiefia Portrait

Koren Fiefia
Director, Educational Talent Search
fiefiak@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 210
808-235-7480

Bernadette Garrett portrait

Bernadette Garrett
Transfer Counselor, Wailau Ola (Hawaiʻiloa)
brgarret@hawaii.edu
Hale Koko‘o 120
808-235-7325

Desrae Kahale

Desrae Kahale
Mental Health Counselor
dkahale3@hawaii.edu
Hale Kakoʻo 101
808-235-7393

Jennifer Kaneakalau
Counselor, Puʻuhonua
jkaneaka@hawaii.edu
Hale Alaka‘i 130
808-235-7447

Heipua Ka‘ōpua

Heipua Ka‘ōpua
Counselor
heipua@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 205
808-235-7483

Serena Lakalaka

Serena Lakalaka
Counselor, TRiO SSS
lakalaka@hawaii.edu
Hale Kakoʻo 116
808-235-7459

Cyndy Masatsugu

Cyndy Masatsugu
Outreach Counselor
cyndymas@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 210
808-235-7458

Ku‘ulei Miranda

Kuʻulei Miranda
Counselor, Native Hawaiian Services
daniluck@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 206
808-235-7474

Jacquelin Noa-Cameron

Jacqueline Noa-Cameron
Counselor, Puʻuhonua
jn20@hawaii.edu
Hale Alaka‘i 130
808-235-7341

Ha‘aheo (Justin) Pagan

Justin (Ha‘aheo) Pagan
Career & Transfer Counselor
paganj@hawaii.edu
Hale ʻĀkoakoa 207
808-235-7460

Alysa Tomasa

Alysa Tomasa
TRiO Upward Bound, Director
alysai@hawaii.edu
Hale Kakoʻo 134
808-235-7488

Sharon Tsutsui Portrait

Sharon Tsutsui
Counselor, Early College
sharon.tsutsui@hawaii.edu
Hale Alaka‘i 130
808-462-4710