Meet Ninja Intern LeiLani Viscaina

by | Jun 21, 2021

Meet our new Data Analysis intern, Leilani! She is passionate about data analysis and increasing customer insight by harnessing strategic planning, problem-solving, and market research strengths. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Global Management with a concentration in Global Digital Transformation. She also serves as the interim Executive Director for the Arizona Asian Chamber of Commerce, where she assists in community impact initiatives and helping small business owners. Leilani’s goal is to continue her interest in bridging the gap between people and technology. In addition, she believes in the importance of utilizing big data to deliver strategic business decisions.

Get to know more about our nintern as she takes on the summer with us: 


Tell us about yourself: 

I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Something that I love to do is dance. My parents always told me that once I learned how to walk I learned how to dance. Recently, I joined an Halau which is an hula group/school named Na Maoli O Na Moku. Hula is something culturally significant to me especially since I am part Native Hawaiian. 

Why did you want to work for CO+HOOTS?

Entrepreneurship and Community. Once I found out about CO+HOOTS I was curious and intrigued. After meeting with some of the CO+HOOTS team members I enjoyed the open and friendly atmosphere. I enjoy how the organization is centered on community initiatives and supporting emerging businesses. Starting a business may seem overwhelming at times but having resources and support from others makes the process seem less intimidating. 


If you had 100 billion dollars you would…

The opportunities to do whatever I want are endless besides enjoying life and traveling. I would start with these steps first:

  • Pay off any debt 
  • Buy some land and build my dream home
  • Invest my money in stocks and assist start-ups

I want to also give back to my community by donating money and even giving out scholarships to students. I would also make sure the people around me that have helped me are taken care of. 


What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Besides my close friends not many people know that I actually like to do any arts and crafts activities. I recently purchased an cricut machine which I use to do fun DIY projects. The latest project I did was etch beer and wine glasses for my friends and family.


Dream place to travel to? 
I want to travel the world and visit many places. But, my next dream trip would be to visit Japan. I have never been there before and would love to explore as much as I can. Hopefully, I can plan a trip after I graduate next year.


What’s one thing about you that people wouldn’t be able to figure out through a Google search? 

I am a huge foodie. I love to visit different places and try new things! One of my favorite parts of planning trips is picking fun local places to eat. I will try anything at least once.