Leomana Turalde – Akamai 2019

Leomana Turalde is a Hilo native. He was raised in Hawaiian emersion schools until his last year and graduated from Waiakea High School.  He Joined the Marine Corps Infantry in 2005 and served in multiple combat tours with the Marine Force Reconnaissance Teams.   In...

Chase Urasaki – Akamai 2019

Chase is a class of 2015 graduate from Aiea High School on Oahu. He will be finishing his double major in Astrophysics and Math at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in the fall of 2019. He hopes to go on to graduate school to pursue a graduate degree in...

Jennifer Bragg – Akamai 2019

Jennifer was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and moved to the Big Island in 2011. In 2007 she received her BA in Illustration where she pursued a career in art and became a teacher and then a tattoo artist for 5 years. Currently, Jennifer is going into her senior...

Ethan Lee – Akamai 2019

Ethan Lee is currently a Junior at Cornell University pursuing my degree in Physics. His goal is to use his degree to do physics and better understand the world around us. He also is interested in teaching Physics. Ethan was born and raised in Honolulu, HI and...

Aliyah Pana – Akamai 2019

Aliyah was born and raised on the Big Island. She graduated from Hilo High school. She is recently earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Mathematics at Central Washington University. She will be returning to Central Washington to pursue a Master’s of...