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Lauren White – Māhina 2017

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Lauren White, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Lauren White (Choctaw): MPH student, University of Washington Halito. I am a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and was born and raised in rural southeastern Oklahoma. I am currently pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in the UW Epidemiology program, where I…

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Jo Ann Tuifanu – Māhina 2017

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Jo Ann Tuifanu, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Jo Ann Tuifanu (Native Hawaiian and Samoan): BA in Social Work, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born in Honolulu on the island of O’ahu. I am interested in researching community mental health and Native Hawaiian approaches to community-based treatment. My hope is…

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Keith-Allen Afong – Māhina 2017

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Keith-Allen Afong, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Keith-Allen Afong (Native Hawaiian): Majoring in Cultural Resource Management, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born and raised in the town of Waimanalo on the east side on the island of Oʻahu. I am interested in researching about and managing Hawaiiʻs cultural resources such…

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Shelby Koch – Māhina 2017

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Shelby Koch, was a student trainee in the 2017 Māhina program. Shelby Koch (Choctaw): Dual major in biology and anthropology, Western Washington University Halito, I am a member of the Choctaw Nation and grew up in rural Eastern Washington. I am a senior at Western Washington University majoring in biology/anthropology, and I am completing prerequisites for…

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Sai Furukawa – Māhina 2017

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Sai Furukawa, was a student trainee in the 2017 program. Sai Furukawa (Native Hawaiian): BS in biochemistry with honors, University of Hawaii Aloha. I was born and raised on Maui, and have lived through the fight for water between Native Hawaiians and businessmen. This serves as a catalyst for my interest in researching the social,…

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Lina Samu – Māhina 2016

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Lina was a Tuakana student mentor with the Mahina Program.

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Digital Storytelling Intro – Māhina 2016

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What is a digital story? How and why did the Māhina program participants create them. Watch this introduction video by Digital Storytelling Trainer Chris Charles & Māhina Program Director Anjulie Ganti (MSW, MPH) to find out!

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Gordon Maeha – Māhina 2016

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Gordon Maeha, was a student trainee from the University of Washington.   Māhina is supported by funding from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T37MD008625-01.

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