Photo: with Dale Dougherty at Maker Faire LIVE
I’m Sasha Jaffarove and I attend high school at Pacific Collegiate School and as you probably guesses I’m very busy.
I make time for things that are important to me like mentoring Young Makers.
Why you ask???
Well, I had a couple of awesome mentors who guided me , taught me electronics and told me that I was able to do anything I wanted to do and I feel the need to do the same for other young people.
I don’t have a degree, Never wrote a book and I’m definitely not a 4.0 student and yes, the photo on the website homepage is the actual picture of what my workshop at home looks like.
I may not be a straight A student (nothing close) But I have been on panels at Intel, Pearson Learning, Pixar and Bay Area Maker Faire on panel for Young Makers (3 times), I have won many awards at Synopsys Silicon Valley Science and Technology Championship and Even more awards at Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair. I attended California State Science Fair twice and was the runner up to attend the Intel International science and Engineering Fair in my county. Just recently I was photographed by National Geographic Magazine for the January 2017 issue and was published twice on their instagram page, once in December 24th, 2017 and again on March 8th, 2017 in honor of International Women’s Day.
I was the lead Electric Engineer for a project that was excepted on to the International Space Station and presented an overview of this project at Lockheed Martin and the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.
To be a Maker you just need to let your imagination run free! Not just think out of the box , you actually have to think that there is no box!