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eldp-white Jonathan Francis Waayan Chugen

Yap participant location , Yap

112 participant detail photo of Jonathan Francis Waayan Chugen

Jonathan currently works as the Legal Researcher for the Yap State Office of the Attorney General. As a legal researcher, he has drafted various legal documents including legislation, resolutions, criminal complaints and contracts. During his college years, Jonathan interned at the Hawaii County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney where he was involved with outreach programs helping kids stay out of trouble. In his last year in college, Jonathan worked for the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) at the University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo), where he helped Pacific island students graduate from college. In addition to his duties with AANAPISI, Jonathan conducted research, which included interviews, surveys and focus groups, exploring why UH Hilo's retention rate has decreased for Pacific Islanders.

Jonathan holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and administration of justice. As an aspiring attorney, he hopes to obtain a juris doctor degree in the near future and return to help his island community.

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Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.