Ms. Tolua C. Samifua, Community Engagement and Development Officer brings a diverse background in public administration, criminal justice, media publications, community advocacy, and professional outreach to the role. 

Samifua will oversee development of community engagement strategies and direct engagement with community initiatives while interfacing with agencies, programs, institutions, non-profit organizations, and Pacific Islander communities in Hawaiʻi and the United States. Samifua is the founder and publisher of Lady Pasifika Magazine and Media Pasefika, outlets that empower Islander communities through shifting limited and popular understandings of the region and its communities.