Meet your Mentor..

dale-and-sasha   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.

sasha-intelWhy 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.

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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 (2x), 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 and was the runner up for the Intel International science and Engineering Fair. Just recently I was photographed by National Geographic Magazine for the January 2017 issue.

– Young Maker – Sasha Jaffarove

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.

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NBC News Jr. High student project goes to the International Space Station

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!

http://santacruz.makerfaire.com/2016/04/14/maker-feature-cave-mapper-with-sasha-jaffrove/