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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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American Public Education, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Graduate School USA

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American Public Education, Inc. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), effective January 1, 2022. GSUSA is a leading training provider to the federal workforce, with an extensive portfolio of government agency...

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Sixty-One American Samoa Government Ethics Officers Complete PITI-VITI’s Ethical Decision-Making Workshop

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On March 21 and March 28, 2022, sixty-one American Samoa government ethics officers, representing the designated ethics officials for American Samoa Government (ASG) departments, took part in a government-wide training initiative delivered by the Pacific & Virgin Islands Training Initiatives...

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Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Meets Virtually to Discuss Vital Regional Finance Issues

Calendar iconMar 29, 2022

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The Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) has successfully supported the Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) to complete its annual winter conference. On March 24, 2022, sixty government finance officers and officials from US insular governments convened for...

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Executive Leadership Development Program Participants!

Calendar iconMar 14, 2022

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The Graduate School USA’s Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI), congratulates the twenty-three new Pacific Islands graduates who successfully completed the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). A virtual commencement honoring current and future leaders in public...

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