Shayna was born and raised on Oahu. She is a senior at Illinois Institute of Technology where she is majoring in Forensic Chemistry. Her interest in the STEM field began in high school.
She always enjoyed learning about science and in particular she took a liking to
chemistry. In high school, she was able to take part in a student program with the FBI
where she became interested in forensics. During this past semester, she realized her
major could extend beyond crime and became interested in how forensic chemistry
could extend to environmental problems. To further discover the environmental side,
Shayna interned with Kamehameha Schools Sustainability where she compiled
resources on water/stormwater and worked on mapping different KS sites. In the future,
she hopes to continue to pursue a career in chemistry and protect the world’s natural
resources. Shayna spends her spare time playing soccer for her college and reading.