Donna Rose Addis

Associate Director, Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland Donna Rose completed her BA and MA in Psychology at The University of Auckland, and her PhD as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Toronto. This was followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Distinctions/Honours 2001 2006 2006 2010 Commonwealth Scholarship University …

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Luamanuvao Winnie Laban

Assistant Vice Chancellor (Pasifika) at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Laban has previously served as a Member of Parliament for Mana Electorate representing the Labour Party, Minister of Pacific Island Affairs, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, and Associate Minister of Social Development, Economic Development, and Trade. In 1992 she was bestowed the Samoan chiefly title of Luamanuvao.

Selina Tusitala Marsh

A Pacific Island Poet, particularly in Spoken Word poetry, and a Professor who lectures in New Zealand & Pacific Literature at Auckland University’s Department of English. She runs a website in Pasifika Poetry, and is also the co-Chair of the South Pacific Association of Language and Literature.

Naomi Mulitauaopele-Tagaleo’o

CEO and founder of Education with Purpose Foundation for Pacific Islanders, and a former WNBA player. First Pacific Islander to graduate from Stanford University and the first and only Pacific Islander to play professional women’s basketball (overseas and in the U.S.). A Motivational Speaker and Owner of Publishing with Purpose, LLC.