I am a second year graduate student focused on solar research, primarily pertaining to space weather. I received a B.S. in physics and a minor in astrophysics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My research as an undergraduate primarily involved the study of solar energetic particles and impacts on the near-Earth environment. I currently work with Dr. Shadia Habbal on eclipse spectroscopy of the corona, and with Dr. Xudong Sun on the effects of active region flux emergence on solar wind origins.

Being born and raised in Hawaii, one of my main goals in graduate school is to give back to the local community. Stemming from my undergraduate years, I am involved with community outreach, primarily through open houses hosted by the Physics & Astronomy Department and Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I am currently a participant in an initiative to bring science to underrepresented communities on Oahu.


  • Fall 2018 (TA) ASTR 241, ASTR 300, ASTR 300L
  • Spring 2019 (TA) ASTR 110, ASTR 100L



  • University of Hawaii NASA Space Grant Consortium Fellowship (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Associated Students of the University of Hawaii Research Grant (2016)
  • NASA Scientific and Engineering Student Internship (2015, 2016)
  • Solar Physics Division Studentship Award and Registration Grant (2015)

Bryan Yamashiro

Graduate Student
B.S. 2018, University of Hawaii
IfA Mānoa, B-101