Updated September 16, 2022
Mikaela Saelua is the youngest child of Fiu Johnny Saelua and Catherine Dora Saelua. She currently works as an English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at Leone High School (LHS) in American Samoa, where she serves as the ELA Department Head. In addition to in-class instruction, she is an Advisor for her school's Junior State of America Organization, an organization dedicated to building leadership and civic engagement in students. Ms. Saelua is also the Co-chair for the LHS accreditation committee, where she works with faculty, administrators, parents, students, staff, and alumni to gather data and ensure the school meets accreditation requirements of the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC).
Mikaela holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with an Asian American Studies minor, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is an avid reader, specifically of non-fiction/self-help books, as they offer her new perspectives on life.
Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs Applauds 33rd APIPA Conference for Strengthening Public Accountability in Island Areas
Sep 22, 2022Ciara
The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs applauds the Association of Pacific Islands Public Auditors (APIPA) on completing its 33rd annual conference, held virtually from August 29 to September 2, 2022. More than 500 government financial accountability officials attended...Read More
Sep 15, 2022Jason
The Palau Economic Advisory Group (EAG), newly constituted to provide recommendations on how the United States can best contribute to the long-term economic stability and resilience of the island, convened its initial meeting Aug. 22-26, 2022. The goal of this first meeting was to learn about the...Read More
Sep 12, 2022Jason
The 2022 Palau Economic Brief and Presentation is produced annually to present an independent assessment of the Republic of Palau’s economic performance and policy environment, as well as independently verified economic statisticsRead More
Aug 29, 2022Ciara
Carmen G. Cantor, Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs, gives a warm welcome APIPA 2022 Conference participants.Read More
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.