Stephanie Nakamura currently serves as an Instructor/Chair for the Tourism & Hospitality program at Palau Community College in the Republic of Palau. As the Instructor of this program, Stephanie is responsible for teaching Tourism & Hospitality related courses, developing course curriculum and ensuring that they meet college and department standards, assessing student progress through assignments and tests, supervising and coordinating approximately fifty (50) students a semester with program activities, planning lessons and assignments, networking with private companies to place graduates in field related work, and acting as advisor to the Tourism Club. Stephanie is also part of the Republic of Palau Tourism Policy Framework Steering Committee and serves as a member of the Belau Tourism Association. In addition to her position at Palau Community College, Stephanie remains active in a family business running the local newspaper company, Tia Belau, overseeing operations. Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in the School of Travel Industry Management with an emphasis in Hospitality from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2007 and graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in San Diego, California in 2010.