Kisa Giebink was born and raised on Maui, and graduated from King Kekaulike High School in 2013. She currently attends McGill University in Quebec, where she is pursuing a B.A. & Sc. in Cognitive Science. After earning her degree, Kisa would like to attend graduate school. She also enjoys reading, swimming, hiking, and playing soccer.
Home Island: Maui
High School: King Kekaulike High School
Institute when accepted: McGill University
A Video Repository for the Pacific JITC ITEC
Project Site: Pacific Joint Information Technology Center
Mentor: Todd Lawson
The Pacific Joint Information Technology Center (JITC) is the Defense Health Agency (DHA) resource for innovation, advanced concept development, piloting, and prototyping for medical mission solutions. Pacific JITC’s Integrated Test and Evaluation Center (ITEC) plays a key role in developing such solutions, reducing time-to-market for information management/information technology (IM/IT) solutions — the Pacific JITC can evaluate, innovate, and develop solutions that are transferred to the DHA Program Offices for speedy deployment. Once developed, the results of these solutions and/or projects need to be published to inform various government agencies as well as the public. The primary mechanism for disseminating information is via the Pacific JITC website, which hosts a repository of videos and project information sheets. My project consisted of coordinating with the Pacific JITC customers in creating the videos, then transcribing, captioning, and editing the videos to maximize their accessibility. This satisfies compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The results of this project produced a collection of informative videos to assist in the marketing of the Pacific JITC projects. The videos were presented during the Defense Health Information Technologies Symposium (DHITS) in July 2014 and are now available on the Pacific JITC website.