Intensive English Program

Christine Quintana, Coordinator

Christine Kehaulani Quintana, Associate Professor has been working for the University of Hawai’i System since 1999 in a variety of capacities.  Since 2008 she has supported international students by providing immigration advising and counseling and developed programming in collaboration with the campus International Education Committee at Hawai’i Community College. Christine has her Master’s in Education from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  She is active in her community, serving as treasurer on the Native Hawaiian Education Association, which supports the education of Native Hawaiian children.   She is also on the Study Hawai‘i board, which promotes Hawai’i as an international study destination. Christine and her husband, Kaleo, reside in Hilo with their four children. During her free time, she enjoys coaching and playing soccer.

Eri Hall, Assistant Coordinator

Eri is from Kamakura city, Japan. She went abroad and joined a host family program when she was 14 years old and from there she made a goal to be able to speak English fluently. She graduated from an American college in Japan with a Liberal Arts degree and transferred to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. While she was studying there, she took advantage of the National Exchange Program and studied at Oregon State University for a year. She interned and volunteered at the International Student office during her college life. She earned a BA in Anthropology and worked in New York for a year with an OPT (Optional Practical Program). In her spare time, she enjoys sightseeing, cooking, reading, painting nails, Hawaiʻian quilting, watching movies, and playing with her 2 cats. Eri oversees the IEP Volunteer program, Tutoring for IEP students, and the IEP Computer Lab.