Chantelle Kiessner

Chantelle was born in Herford, Germany, but has lived most of her life in Salt Lake City, Utah. She currently attends the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she is studying astronomy, physics, and mathematics. Chantelle plans to go to graduate school, where...

Daryl Albano – Akamai 2017

Daryl Albano was born and raised on the Big Island. After graduating from Keaau High School, he began attending the University of Hawai`i at Hilo, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Outside of his coursework, Daryl mentors high school students in STEM...

Jake Tsuyemura

Jake was born in Hilo and graduated from Honoka‘a HS in 2009.  Jake’s interest in engineering stemmed from his participation in high school robotics programs, and he is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at UH M?noa.  His future goal...

Delaney Ross

Delaney was born and raised in Kona on the Big Island.  She graduated from Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy in 2012, and this fall, she will be a sophomore at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City.  She plans to earn her bachelor’s degree in Environmental...

Thomas Kackley

“Tip” Kackley grew up in Hilo and attended Kamehameha Schools on the Big Island.  He currently attends Seattle University, where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  After graduating in 2014, he hopes to further his education by going on to graduate school.  Tip...