Omega Smith

Omega Smith was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and distracted herself for two years at the University of Alaska at Anchorage while pursuing interests in music composition and psychology.  Her interest in astronomy dates back to her first astronomy class in high...

Jamie Scharf

Jamie Scharf was born and raised in California.  From a very young age, she has been interested in the other planets within our solar system, especially Mars.  With the goal of becoming a planetary science researcher, she graduated from Porterville College in...

Chihiro Sasaki (Akamai 2010)

Chihiro Sasaki was born on Oahu and lived in Japan until eight years old, when she moved to Hilo.  Having graduated from Waiakea High School in 2008, she is currently majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.  For her third year...

Ken Oyadomari

Ken Oyadomari was born and raised on the east side of the Big Island and graduated from Hilo High School in 2008.  While growing up, he developed a keen interest in science and engineering from participating in robotics and science fairs.  Ken is now a junior pursuing...

Natalie Nagata (Akamai 2010)

Born and raised in Hilo, Natalie Nagata graduated from Hilo High School in 2008 as a class valedictorian.  After spending a year at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, she decided to return to Hawai‘i for personal reasons.  Entering her junior year in Fall...

Marissa Loving

Marissa Loving grew up in Honomu on the Big Island of Hawai‘i as one of eleven children in a homeschooling family.  She will be a sophomore this fall at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where she is pursuing majors in Mathematics and Computer Science.  When not...