Pacific Program Associate
Born in Aotearoa (New Zealand) Teuila is a proud afakasi (halfcaste) Sāmoan/Swede and Canadian resident on Kanien’kehaka territory. She has a passion for connecting and engaging people and a knack for finding answers to even the curliest questions.
With over 10 years of experience in the domestic and international intelligence world, she can happily say she has worked on every continent except Antarctica. Following her years of service to the New Zealand Government came a shift to the World Anti-Doping Agency headquartered here in Canada where they spearheaded anti-doping investigations across all sports and all corners of the globe. She then decided to follow her heart and found that together with Pacific Peoples’ Partnership she could work in the service of her new home and combine it with her love for the Pacific and its people.
Growing up surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the East and the Tasman Ocean to the West, spending time in Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji, as well as being a child of the ocean, Pacific Peoples’ Partnership feels like coming home. It took moving away from her family and culture to realize how much her roots mean to her and she is looking forward to working with Pacific Peoples’ Partnership to help further their mission and values that reflect her own.
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