Mona Nakihei

Program Assistant, Education Program
nakiheim [at]

Mona was born and raised on the island of Oahu and fortunate to be a part of the various cultures that come with growing up in Hawaii. She has been employed over the years in various programs of the East-West Center. She worked as a receptionist and a secretary in the Culture and Communication Institute and as a director’s secretary with the Pacific Islands Development Program. Mona currently serves as a program assistant with the Education Program, providing essential support to the scholarship coordinators, students and dean in carrying out the many student events and activities throughout the year. She makes logistical arrangements, processes fiscal documents for payments and field research and conference funding, and works closely with the EWCPA board.