Omega Smith

Omega Smith was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and distracted herself for two years at the University of Alaska at Anchorage while pursuing interests in music composition and psychology.  Her interest in astronomy dates back to her first astronomy class in high...

Jamie Scharf

Jamie Scharf was born and raised in California.  From a very young age, she has been interested in the other planets within our solar system, especially Mars.  With the goal of becoming a planetary science researcher, she graduated from Porterville College in...

Natalie Nagata (Akamai 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...

Marissa Loving

Marissa Loving grew up in Honomu on the Big Island of Hawai‘i as one of eleven children in a homeschooling family.  She will be a sophomore this fall at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, where she is pursuing majors in Mathematics and Computer Science.  When not...