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Iolani Kamakau


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Aloha, 'O Iolani K Kamakau ko'u inoa. I come from a small town on the Big Island of Hawaii (K-town represent). I am a first-generation Native Hawaiian sophomore at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ majoring in Global Security Intelligence Studies and studying Chinese Mandarin with a minor in Cybersecurity. Currently, I'm a member of Eagle Eye Intel, Women in Aviation, Project Pengyou, Society of Women Engineers and Board of Campus Activities. I was a part of my high school's first STEM academy program and Tiki Techs Robotics, raising $5,000+ for our Summer Camp and Ho'ike. This funding also went towards our projects for regional/national competitions (ROV, TARC, Science Olympiad, VEX, IPPF). Through this program, I was able to give back to my local community and help mentor girls (GEMS) to pursue their dreams as women in STEM. Coming from a melting pot, I'm passionate about learning about different cultures and languages. By being open-minded, I can develop meaningful connections with people although we come from two different worlds. In the end, we all bleed the same color. I hope to study abroad one day in Asia to learn about my own culture (and eat yummy food). I'm interested in cyber risk management and international cyber conflicts. Next summer I have an internship as a Cybersecurity Consultant for a Big 4 firm. Scholarships would help me accomplish my career goals and further my education, as well as assist me in paying off my expensive private school tuition. Mahalo nui loa.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott

Bachelor's degree program
2020 - 2025
  • Majors:
    • Computer Science
    • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
    • International/Globalization Studies
  • Minors:
    • Computer Science

Konawaena High School

High School
2018 - 2020

Kealakehe High School

High School
2016 - 2018


  • Desired degree level:

    Master's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Accounting and Computer Science
    • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
    • International/Globalization Studies
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Emergency Operations Analyst

    • Cashier

      Kealakehe High School
      2016 – 20171 year
    • Substitute Office Administrator

      Kealakehe High School
      2022 – 20231 year



    2016 – 20204 years


    • BIIF Division-I Girls Basketball Champions
    • State Title Division-I Girls Basketball Runner-Up
    • AAU High School Division Champions
    • MVP
    • Gold Bar (4 Years on Varsity)


    Junior Varsity
    2016 – 20171 year


    Junior Varsity
    2017 – 20181 year


    • Architecture and Related Services, Other

      Kealakehe STEM Academy — Lead Designer
      2016 – 2017
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott — Project Manager
      2022 – 2022
    • Engineering, General

      Tiki Techs — Assistant Documentation Associate
      2016 – 2017


    • Dance
      2018 – 2021

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      GEMS — Camp Counselor
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Liliokalani Gardens — Student Volunteer
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Kona Stingrays Basketball Camp — Summer Camp Counselor
      2018 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      Ironman — Student Volunteer
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Interact — Student Volunteer
      2016 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      Kealakehe STEM Academy — Summer Camp Counselor
      2016 – 2017
    • Volunteering

      Kamehameha Schools — Student Volunteer
      2014 – 2017

    Future Interests