meet The Instructor
Sabrina Suluai-Mahuka has taught high school English to English Language Learners from all over the island for the past eleven years, with an average of 100 students per academic year.
In addition, Sabrina serves as an advisor and lecturer for the Pacific Region PACMED programme at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sabrina organizes tertiary courses for UH Manoa graduate students in American Samoa, Hawaii, Chuuk, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands in her capacity as PACMED instructor.
Sabrina obtained the title of Nobel Educator of Distinction from the National Society of High School Scholars, was inducted into the Phi Lambda Theta Honor Society, and represented American Samoa at the 2019 Young Pacific Leaders programme to further demonstrate her leadership.
Sabrina was a TEDx Speaker at the inaugural Pago Pago event, where her published talk “Be That Person” addressed the need of mentorship for our youth.
Sabrina is also the originator of the 2017-founded community service initiative Finafinau, which focuses on young activism for the environment.
In this role, she works with more than fifty youth each year to organize beach cleanups, tree planting, and school outreach visits in an effort to promote environmental conservation and resilience.