Posts tagged Samoan
Samoan Product Designer, Pou Dimitrijevich | Advocating for Pacific Islander representation in tech and design

“I remind myself that my presence in tech is empowerment on it’s own. If you are a Pacific Islander in the tech industry, remember that visibility and representation sometimes is the best thing we can do for our community.”

First generation college graduate and Product Designer, Pou Dimitrijevich, talks about handling perceptions of identity, culture shock in college and her experience as a Samoan woman in Silicon Valley. She hopes to eventually bring design and tech spaces to her hometown of Salelologa, Savai’i. 

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Alina Fa'aola | Mentoring Pacific Islander Students Through the Oakland Pacific Islander Network

Alina Fa’aola, born and raised in Los Angeles and of Samoan and Mexican descent, talks about her academic journey and her passion for cultivating leaders in a new program, Oakland Pacific Islander Network. Through this initiative, she hopes to help young Pacific Islander students in Oakland develop their leadership skills.

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Samoan MBChB, Mosana Evagelia | Raising Pasifika Health Awareness in Aotearoa

Samoan MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) at the University of Otago, Mosana Evagelia, shares her experience pursuing a medical degree and her insight on the health disparities for Māori and Pasifika communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. She hopes to educate health professionals on the importance of cultural competency and raise Pasifika health awareness in her community.

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