Tapu works in the American Samoa Field Office for the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI) Office of Insular Affairs (OIA). Although an employee of the American Samoa government, Tapu serves as an administrative assistant to the OIA Field Representative. In addition, she acts as the liaison between OIA and local government grant managers. She is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on grant proposals, semiannual reports and draw-down requests for the OIA Capital Improvement Projects and Technical Assistance grants awarded to American Samoa. Tapu also serves as the local recruiter for the Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) Summer School Program and the JSA Alumni Coordinator in American Samoa. She volunteers her time organizing fund raising events for the Junior Statesmen Foundation, the Leone High School Booster Club, and the Amerika Samoa Under 19 Football Team. Tapu received her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and plans on furthering her education in Public Administration.