Derae Shibata is from Makawao, Maui. She is a sophomore at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College majoring in Electronic & Computer Engineering Technology (ECET). She plans on graduating with her Associate of Science degree in May 2016, followed by her Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Engineering Technology. She plans on furthering her education by leaving her home town and continuing to get a Master of Science degree at the University of Washington. Upon graduation, she plans on returning to her beloved Maui and using her acquired knowledge to help the people of Hawai‘i through technological innovation and local production in renewable energy and/or sustainability. In her free-time she enjoys going to the beach and spending quality time with her friends and family.
Home Island: Maui
High School: King Kekaulike High School
Institute when accepted:University of Hawai‘i Maui College
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Mentors: Tad Dicks, Rob Bartlett, and Jon Beck