Kyra Ikeda grew up on Oahu and graduated from Pearl City High School in 2017 as a valedictorian. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Kyra is a member of her university’s Supporting Women in Information and Technology & Computing in Hawaii (SWITCH) club and had the opportunity to serve as vice president. After graduation, she hopes to apply her knowledge of computer science to oceanographic research and be able to benefit the community. Outside of work and school, Kyra enjoys surfing, drawing, and painting.
Home Island: O’ahu
High School: Pearl City High School
Institution when accepted: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Akamai Project: Enhancing the Ginga Toolkit for Astronomical Image Viewers to Operate on the Web
Project Site: Subaru Telescope – Hilo, Hawai‘i Island HI
Mentors: Russell Kackley, Eric Jeschke
See Kyra’s internship experience featured on Subaru Telescope’s Website: