Alexander Self was born and raised in southern California, and is currently a junior at UH Hilo, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Prior to enrolling in the Computer Science program, Alex initially earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 2007. Afterward, he started an agricultural business where he owned and operated a small coffee orchard and fruit-tree nursery. Alex now hopes to enter a career in software development with one the observatories on the Big Island. His hobbies include horticulture, programming, and sports.
Home Island: Big Island
Institute when accepted: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Greenland Antennae Retrofit Database
Project Site: Smithsonian Submillimeter Array
Mentor: Ranjani Srinivasan