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Sean Nakagomi (Naka)

Sean Nakagomi (Naka)

Naka is a math tutor and volunteer for VOPIN. He is currently an undergraduate student at Seattle University studying actuarial mathematics. Naka is a Navy veteran having spent over 5 years as an electrician, deployed twice in the Arctic Circle and Persian Gulf, and was honorably discharged at the end of 2020. In his earlier years, Naka struggled with math and was behind 2 grades in that subject. Because of this, he does not believe that math is some type of gift that only “math people” have, but rather that it is a skill that is developed and improved with patience, practice, and diligence. Naka wants to give back to the community by helping students break through similar mental barriers he experienced that are often associated with math, allowing for a much more broadened horizon in education and employment.

In his free time, Naka loves spending time with his wife traveling, eating, and working out. He enjoys playing tennis and watching the Seahawks. Naka also enjoys watching the NBA and is currently a Chicago Bulls fan until the Supersonics return to the NBA, which he is hoping will happen very soon.