Benjamin Honey – 2006

Benjamin Honey is a sophomore studying aerospace engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. Ben is a resident of Waikoloa on the Big Island and grew up amidst the local astronomical community, which helped to develop his passion for...

Hazel Butler – 2006

Hazel Butler is currently an undergraduate at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. She plans to graduate in May 2007 with a B.S. in astronomy and with minors in physics and mathematics. During the school year, she works as an interpretive guide at the Visitor...

Jessi Willstrop – 2007

Jessi Willstrop was raised in Texas and has been living on Maui for the past 6 years.  She is currently attending Maui Community College and will transfer to UH Manoa in the fall to begin working on her B.S. in physics.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing various...

Natalie Nagata – 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...

Matthew Rappeline – 2012

Matt Rappeline is going into his Junior year in the Physics department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Kapi’olani Community College.  Matt is very interested in the applications of general relativity in cosmology and would like to pursue an M.S. and a Ph.D....