Kanokwan is fascinated by mechanical engineering and the implications of it through business. She has successfully lobbied for a robotics class to be integrated at her school, having worked as a team captain to teach other members. Her engineering projects have also been nationally recognized by venture capitalists and investors—including an augmented reality map app for the visually impaired created at a MIT accelerator and accessible noxious fume detector created at an UPenn incubator. She has also conducted research with a professor on the engineering design of slot machines and social media through an in-depth analysis of MRIs. Outside of school, she works as manager of her family spa in creating online schedule systems, credit card processing software, and business plans. She aspires to concentrate in energy technology at engineering consulting firms and is headed to MIT this fall.