Updated February 29, 2024
Claret Taonang ChongGum is a Foreign Service Of?cer under the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to her current post, she worked as an Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Of?cer under the Environmental Protection Authority. Currently, she is also a contestant for the Miss Marshall Islands Pageant 2022, where she uses her platform and title to promote mental health awareness in the Marshall Islands, especially to young adults today. Ms. ChongGum plans to use her acquired professional and personal life skills and experiences for the betterment of her country and to pass the skills on to future generations.
Ms. ChongGum was born and raised in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, and has always been a very active member of the community. She graduated from Majuro Cooperative High School in 2015 as the class valedictorian and later pursued her Bachelor’s degree as a cum laude graduate from the Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2019.
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