HKN Professional Biography
Sasha S. Yamada is a junior studying electrical engineering (electro-physics track) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She is currently a member of the Liquid-Metal Electronics VIP team and has first-authored and co-authored several publications. Additionally, she has completed two summer research internships in Japan and was selected as a Nakatani RIES Fellow in 2016. Sasha has a strong interest in material science and RF engineering and intends to explore the overlap between them in graduate school. She hopes to one day be a research professor. Outside of the classroom and lab, Sasha enjoys reading and hiking.
Q: What inspired you to join HKN?
I enjoying being around hardworking and motivated individuals and I believe those are the types of people that are drawn to HKN.
Q: Where is your hometown and favorite place on the island?
My hometown is Hauula, Hawaii, and one of my favorite spots on the island is Kokololio Beach.
Q: What video game / movie / TV show would you want to live in and why?
Planet Earth, because it would mean getting to travel to the most remote and beautiful places on the planet!
Q: What would you like to accomplish the most from your “bucket” list?
I want to work and live abroad for at least a year.