Thomas is an undergrad in electrical engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. For the Strategic Monitoring And Resilience Training in the Ala Wai Watershed – SMART Ala Wai project he works on rain gauges and their deployment. This is to monitor the precipitation in the Ala Wai watershed. To accomplish this refurbished commercial rain gauges and custom electronics are being used. The rain gauge is fully integrated with data telemetry hardware and firmware, enabling hyper-local, real-time rain level, temperature, pressure, and relative humidity data on the web.