Natasha Saelua is a doctoral student in higher education at Indiana University, Bloomington. She received her master's degree in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and her bachelor's degree in history also at UCLA. Prior to IU, she served as associate director at the Community Programs Office at UCLA, supervising administrative and advising staff and conducting departmental evaluation. She has also worked as a community advocate for Pacific Islander and Asian American/Pacific Islander education policy in the state of California, and serves as a founding board member of Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC), a national non-profit organization that supports research, advocacy and engagement of the Pacific Islander community.
Research interests: culturally engaging campus environments; Asian American/Pacific Islander college students