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Roland Afaga
Waimea, HI 96743
Email: rolandafaga@gmail.com
Github: https://github.com/rolandafaga
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/roland-afaga

An island boy who moved to the 
mainland to follow his passions. Roland Afaga was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i where he grew up learning to love the outdoors and striving to make the most of every minute. Roland Afaga is currently a senior at Santa Clara University pursuing a major in Web Design and Engineering and two minors; the Innovation, Thinking, and Entreprenuership Minor and a minor in Computer Science and Engineering. Roland Afaga is interested in combining his design, technical, and leadership skills in an internship for the upcoming summer. From graphic design to web development, Roland Afaga has always been fascinated by how technology and good design have the ability to create waves in today's society. Combined with his passion for community service, Roland Afaga genuinely believes that together, design and tech have the power to aid people around the world. Skills: HTML/CSS, C/C++, Google App Engine, Python, Adobe Photoshop, iMovie, Microsoft Excel Education Santa Clara University School of Engineering 
Web Design and Engineering Major 
Expected Graduation Date: June 2022
 Computer Science and Engineering Minor Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Minor Honoka'a High and Intermediate School Summa Cum Laude Diploma, Valedictorian, CTE Honors 
Graduation Date: May 2018 | GPA: 4.076 Work Experience Research Assistant Santa Clara University EPIC Lab | June 2020 - Present * Assist Dr. Julia Voss and Dr. Navid Shaghaghi with the TailorEd Project which measures the return on infrastructural investment in student learning. * Develop and design a user interface and work with the data analysis team to accurately and easily display information. * Categorize images that will be used to train a machine-learning algorithm that will analyze the learning activities captured in a dataset of 60,000+ classroom photographs.  Student Mentor Upward Bound at UH Hilo | June 2020 - July 2020 * Mentored first-generation low-income and underrepresented high school students. * Encouraged students to explore college, internship and community service opportunities. * Assisted students in identifying and establishing a network of resources supportive of academic success and personal development.  User Experience and Web Development Intern SCU Leavey School of Business | March 2020 - June 2020 * Assist the Leavey School of Business Marketing and Communications with improving the business school’s website including website hierarchy, design, UI/UX, and search engine optimization. * Conduct and evaluate usability testing/data collection to be synthesized into complete restructuring of LSB site.  Media Services Assistant Santa Clara University | September 2019 - March 2020 * Serve as a visual/audio technician for campus-wide events. * Provides instructional technology and presentation/event support to faculty, students, and staff with a primary emphasis on affecting maximum customer service. * Maintains and troubleshoots media devices ranging from, but not limited to, laptops, projectors, microphones, speakers, and video cameras. Projects Tailored Education WORK IN PROGRESS: Create a web tool for the TailorEd Project which measures the return on infrastructural investment in student learning. Learn more  Google CSSI Participated in a three-week intensive programming institute learning web app development in HTML/CSS, JavaScript (jQuery, JSON), Python (Jinja), Google App Engine, and multiple APIs from Google engineers. Extracurricular Activities  Alpha Phi Omega - Eta Alpha Chapter Santa Clara University | April 2019 - Present * Profesional co-ed service fraternity that strives to serve others both on and off campus. * Contributed 40 hours of service to either the chapter, campus, community, or country.  Barkada Santa Clara University | September 2018 - Present * Student organization that promotes the awarenes of Filipino culture and community on the SCU campus. * Multicultural Center Representative (June 2019 - June 2020) * Acts as a liaison between other culture clubs * Responsible for planning collaborative events.  Ka Mana'o O Hawai'i Santa Clara University | September 2018 - Present * Student organization that brings together the students of Hawai’i through both social and cultural events. Awards * Generation Google Scholar
Google | July 2018 * The Generation Google Scholarship is for high school seniors or current undergraduate/graduate students who are passionate about computer science and engineering and belong to a minority group within computer science.
 * The Hawaii Island New Knowldege (THINK) Fund
 Hawaii Community Foundation | June 2018 * Hawaii’s youth and their families struggle to balance educational dreams with the realities of local work opportunities and cost of living. The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) established THINK (The Hawaii Island New Knowledge) Fund to give students a boost so they can reach STEM-related careers that support them to live, work, and thrive in the islands.
 * Momoru and Aiko Takitani District Finalist Scholarship Recipient
Takitani Foundation | May 2018 * The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to helping Hawaii students achieve their educational and career goals by providing scholarship opportunities to students in Hawaii and supporting educational initiatives that benefit Hawaii’s youth.
 * Islander Scholar 
Islander Institute | June 2017 * The Islander Scholars program honors public high school juniors who exemplify the values that make Hawaiʻi unique. The program connects a select group of students to each other, forming a cohort of young leaders who will help Hawai‘i thrive in the future.



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