February 22, 2019
Award: Outstanding Graduate Student
Name: Natasha Saelua
Quotes from nominator(s): Throughout her tenure as a doctoral student, Natasha has significantly contributed to her program and to the field. She has been a strong, fierce proponent for advancing equitable practices that support underserved communities, specifically Pacific Islander (PI) populations. Natasha demonstrates a deep commitment to highlighting important narratives of her PI community. As a Samoan American woman, Natasha reliably utilizes her platform to uplift her community and her values. She is consistently a loving, fierce individual who cares for and supports the community. She represents all that is positive within our Asian Pacific Islander Collective.
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