Blue Ocean

An island boy who moved to the
mainland to follow his passions.

Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai'i, I grew up learning to love the outdoors and striving to make the most of every minute. I am 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. I'm interested in combining my design, technical, and leadership skills in a full-time job to start after I graduate from college.

Below is a quick list of a few of my skills:

  • HTML / CSS
  • C / C++
  • Google App Engine
  • Python
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • iMovie
  • Microsoft Excel

Education


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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
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    Honoka'a High and Intermediate School

    Summa Cum Laude Diploma, Valedictorian, CTE Honors
    Graduation Date: May 2018 | GPA: 4.076

  • Activities: Class President, Leadership Training Program, National Honor Society, Upward Bound, Ka Hana No'eau Mentorship (Cultural Journalism), Academic Decathlon
  • Work Experience


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    Media Services Assistant

    Santa Clara University | September 2019 - Present

    • 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.
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    Student Mentor

    Upward Bound at UH Hilo | June 2020 - July 2021

    • 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.
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    Research Assistant

    Santa Clara University EPIC Lab | June 2020 - March 2021

    • 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.
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    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.

    Extracurricular Activities


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    Asian & Pacific Islander Student Union (APSU)

    Santa Clara University | January 2021 - Present

    • Student organization that promotes fellowship and unity among APIA students and students interested in Asian and Pacific Islander cultures.
    • Public Relations Officer (June 2021 - Present)
      • Manages the publicity of APSU events through social media.
      • Creates promotional material in compliance with the ADA/504 and university guidelines.
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    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 over 100 hours of service to the Santa Clara community.
    • Pledge Educator (June 2021 - Present)
      • Facilitating and planning Rush Week, including building presentations and coordinating events.
      • Implement a 7-week pledge process consisting of instruction with regards to Fraternity and chapter history.
      • Organize meetings for project planning, service, fellowship, and leadership events, and an organized Pledge/Active interaction program.
      • Attend all Pledge meetings and all mandatory Pledge events.
    • Public Relations Officer (February 2021 - June 2021)
      • Responsible for the creation of advertising, fliers, and the publication of general information for Fraternity events.
      • Responsible for all inter-chapter correspondence.
      • Keep all social media platforms updated.
    • VP of Operations (June 2020 - February 2021)
      • Maintain and distribute accurate records of Chapter meetings and of meetings of the Executive Committee.
      • Carry on necessary correspondence on behalf of the Chapter.
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    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)
      • Occupies a position on the Multi-Cultural Center Executive Board (MCC E-Board), acting as a liaison between other culture clubs.
      • Responsible for planning collaborative events with other multicultural organizations.
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    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.