Joseph was born on the island of Oahu and raised on the Big Island where he graduated from Kealakehe High School. He is currently attending the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating he plans on working as an engineer in a quickly evolving scientific field like astronomy. Joseph likes to spend his free time at the gym or in the ocean surfing, diving and fishing.

Home Island: Big Island of Hawaii

High School: Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i

Institution when accepted: Grand Canyon University

Improving the Cooling Switch System for the Prime Focus Spectrograph 

Project Site: Subaru Telescope, Hilo, HI

Mentor: Lucio Ramos

Project Abstract: