Ailene Invencion spent most of her life growing up in Hawaii after she moved with her family from the Philippines. She graduated from Wallace Rider Farrington High School. Ailene is a first generation college student and attended Chaminade University of Honolulu since her freshmen year in 2011. She excels academically and has earned many honors and awards including being the recipient of the Regents Scholarship every year. Ailene was also inducted into the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic and the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Societies.
In addition to her challenging coursework, Ailene was an active member of the Scrubs Pre-Health Club where she served as Treasurer and President in sequence. Under her leadership, Scrubs has grown into an organization that provides professional development workshops, community outreach opportunities, and support and comradery for its members. Ailene successfully balanced her classes and extracurricular activities with her work commitments at Cold Stone Creamery and as a Peer Led Team Learning Leader and laboratory assistant at Chaminade.
Ailene’s preparation for dental school was not limited to Honolulu as she participated in the 2012 Summer Medical and Dental Education Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She also gained experience through the Waianae School of Community Health – Rotational Integrated Clinical Experience internship program in 2013.
After graduating from Chaminade in May 2015, Ailene will begin her studies in Dental Medicine at A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She acknowledges Chaminade for helping her develop her leadership, networking, and professionalism skills. Ailene’s career goals are to practice in Hawaii with her sister, Arlene Invencion, and work at an underserved clinic.