Aukai is a young Entrepreneur interested in the future of industry, analyzed through an economics lens. He is also interested in sustainable development and microeconomics in undeveloped economies.
High School DiplomaEthical Culture Fieldston School － Riverdale , New York , United States
The Island School Bahamas "High school sophomores and juniors from around the world join our community to learn outside the walls of a classroom. With the campus and surrounding ocean as our laboratory and with help from our partners at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, we teach students how to live sustainably in the twenty-first century. Together, we engage in the process of inquiry in order to discover solutions to real world problems. By challenging students to do college-level marine biology research in conjunction with CEI scientists, The Island School continues to push forward concepts about what optimum learning in high school can look like. http://www.islandschool.org/new-index-1/#afilliates
Business Management and Law and SocietyOxbridge Academic Program at Pembroke College － OxfordThe United Kingdomhttps://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/KtotognajMlNFA
07/2016 to Current
Student InternshipCareer Village － Newark, New JerseyMarketing CareerVillage.org and contributing to their question forum. Career Village is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides young people with personalized advice from actual professionals online, assisting my peers get college and career ready.
Community Service and Volunteering
10/2016 to 02/2017
VolunteerThe River Project － New York, New York
Fundraise and plan events with the Marine and Dive Club I founded for The River Project, which is committed to supporting and restoring New York City's local marine environment.
01/2016 to 06/2016
Student Facilitator for a SemesterRiverdale Neighborhood House － Riverdale, New YorkOver the course of one semester, I was partnered with a 6-year-old at the Riverdale Neighborhood House. With my fellow classmates, we facilitated activities once a week and helped our partners navigate through a very pivotal time in their lives.
ECFS Special Olympics
Logistics and Fundraising for Fieldston's annual Special Olympics, which hosts over 260 high school athletes from the five boroughs.
Riverside Language Program: teaches immigrants English and the skills needed to find a job.
New York Common Pantry: dedicated to reducing hunger throughout New York City while promoting dignity and self-sufficiency.
Clubs and Organizations
MESSAGE: Men's Education on Societal Sexism And Gender Equality
09/2014 to Current
Co-Leader[At MESSAGE, a compliment to Women's Leadership] Worked on improving our community's understanding of masculinity, gender roles, and challenging social and political issues. Spoke at multiple school wide assemblies and attend various events such as the D.A.I.S. diversity conference, The 2016 Young Men of Color Symposium: “I Am Present: Using My Voice for Action”/The 2016 (Re)defining Power Conference: Exploring the White Male Voice in Diversity Work, as well as various other conferences. I've learned skills geared towards self-advocacy and academic achievement, expanding our community's knowledge of diversity issues and exploring how to best become allies, and how to use our powerful voices as men to create a welcoming school community.
Start Up Club
09/2015 to Current
Member and CEO of OmniLog team
The Start Up Club is an entrepreneurship initiative at Fieldston that organizes trips to various Entrepreneurship competitions such as The Diamond Challenge. Our team worked on a retail website called OmniLog. Our goals were to provide discounts and real-time inventory at the digital fingertips of a potential client while helping small businesses compete with larger corporations. Simultaneously, we aimed to help larger businesses limit their inventory and reduce their waste and overhead.
At the Marine and Dive Club we are committed to preserving our local environment, and spreading the sport. We believe that if people are able to dive and see the harm that is being done to our marine ecosystems, that they will be inspired to live more sustainable lives. We have worked to organize fieldstrips with organizations such as The River Project.
09/2014 to 06/2016
MemberAt the Malawi Club our primary focus was fundraising for the Jacaranda School for Orphans, the only free elementary/high school in all of Malawi.
Huffington Post Blog
09/2016 to Current
Contributor for the Huffington Post Contributor's Blog. Attached is an article I co-wrote with a fellow student that attracted the attention of Dr. Anne Klaeysen, the leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture:
Inklings Inklings is Fieldston's journal showcasing its excellent academic writing
My paper compared Aristotle's "Three Types of Friendship" from "Nichomachean Ethics" to F. Scott Fitzgerald's characters and their relationships with one another in "The Great Gatsby."
Fieldston Sports Digest
09/2016 to Current
Editor and Co-FounderFieldston's Sports Magazine
Certified NAUI advanced open water diver with specialities in night diving, marine research diving, wreck diving, and navigation.
Kitesurfer and sailor (ASA certified) at every opportunity- family in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Red Sea.
JV Soccer 9th and 10th and Lacrosse in 9th grade. Captain of the JV soccer team but a series of concussions prevented me from pursuing Varsity Junior Year.
Varsity Winter Track Freshman year.
Leading and Facilitating groups and discussions on challenging topics with diplomacy and persuasion.
Organizing well run and memorable events.
Public Speaking and Presentation. While at Fieldston I have presented at both admissions events and diversity conferences as well as spoken on behalf of Men's Leadership during multiple school-wide town halls.
Working with the youth and elderly to build strong relationships, offering myself as a resource for those within my various communities.