Hi, I’m Amy

a Native Hawaiian academic advisor turned product manager.

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Why product management?

As an academic advisor, I helped thousands of students explore their options, identify their goals, and find a major that best fits them. I specialized in helping transfer students, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander students, at-risk students—basically the “misfits” most people think won't graduate (spoiler alert: my students do!).

My ability to ask questions with genuine curiosity, solve problems efficiently, and deeply empathize with others are what made me an exceptional academic advisor. I did quite well and I still keep in touch with many of my former students.

However, as I developed curriculum and different tools to help recruit and retain students, I began to discover that I loved the deisgn process—I loved thinking through different different scenarios and solving for those problems, testing new approaches with students and being innovative. I was the “techy” advisor, but still hadn't found my tribe.

Then one day I saw an ad for a “product manager,” and thought huh, that must be a typo. But it wasn't! As I learned more about the field of product management, a lightblub went off:

💡 Iʻm a product manager!

For the past six months, I have worked hard to learn all I can about product management: Iʻve taken multiple courses, read books on product management and design, networked with current product managers, and attended product management events and conferences. I finally found my people!

Currently I am seeking a full-time associate product manager or product manager position. I would thrive in a B2C or B2B company that prides itself on delighting users, solving real problems, and cultivating sustainable growth. I would love to work with people who are passionate about doing good in the world and who celebrate diversity. If you know of any positions or opportunities that would be a good fit, then please let me know!

Let's talk story!

Iʻd love to learn more about your product journey and discuss how we can help each other. Feel free to reach out on LinkedIn or schedule a coffee chat.