Tristina Simone Karae, Vanuatu

Tristina is the former President of USP Students Association for Emalus Campus, which is USP’s Law School. She served a one year term and has represented her association at the 8th USP Federal Council meeting in Honiara, Solomon Islands 2012.  Tristina is a strong and very vocal student leader and was instrumental in reviving the students association for Emalus campus. She is passionate about Women’s Rights, Children’s Rights, People and the Law, Law of the Sea, Advocating for Student Rights and Connecting People and Youth. Her interests and hobbies include reading, eating, travelling, meeting new people, debating and volunteering.

Tristina was voted as member of the Pacific Students’ Association steering committee in 2012 by USP Student leaders and she has travelled to the following countries for youth and student work:  Vanuatu (Outer Islands), Australia, New Zealand, Solomon  Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji Islands.

 

Emma Chelsea Arasi, Samoa

Emma is the former President of the USP Students Association for Alafua Campus (USP Agriculture School) and served for a one year term.  She has represented USP Alafua Students Association at USP Federal Council meetings and is passionate about youth engagement and student welfare Pacific history, Politics. Emma was successful in reviving and strengthening the students association in Alafua at a time when students who were disinterested in student leadership in 2012.

Emma’s interests and hobbies are Visual Arts, reading, singing and hanging out with good friends.  Emma was voted by  the USPSA student leaders to be a member of the Pacific Students Association Steering committee in 2012 and she has travelled to the following countries for youth and student leaders meetings and conferences:  American Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and South Korea.

 

Ratu Poasa Veidreyaki, Fiji

Ratu Poasa Veidreyaki is the former President for the USP Student Association (USPSA) of Laucala Campus and Lautoka Campus in Fiji. He served diligently in this position for a combine 3 years and was an admirable leader in his term. Poasa was instrumental in raising the standards of student leadership to a respectable and credible level, gaining the respect and loyalty of his peers but most importantly the Vice Chancellor and Senior Staff of the University. His work as the student leader of the Students Association established a close and professional working relationship with University and saw many achievements such as the initiation of new mentoring programs for first year students, re-establishing the Student Volunteer Scheme, working with the University to identify the needs of students and building new accommodation units and many more. Following his term as Student President, he was voted in as Chairperson for the USPSA Federal Council, which is the student council for all USP campuses across the South Pacific. The Federal council consists of 14 campuses altogether and Poasa served as chair for one year.

Ratu Poasa Veidreyaki is passionate about Youth Development and Student Governance. He has traveled mostly on young people or student leadership matters to the following countries: Australia, Great Britain, Japan, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea and Vanuatu.