Soalaupule Asetoa (Sam) Pilisi

Sam Pilisi is 2nd generation New Zealand born – Central Auckland raised with blood links to Niue (Avatele/Alofi Tokelau) and Samoa (Sato’alepai/Vailoa i Palauli). He has a BA (Social Sciences) MEdL (Hons) from AUT and Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Pacific Studies) from the University of Auckland.

He is currently serving roles within the following community organisations: 360 Tautua Trust Board; Atuhau Avatele NZ United and West Auckland Pacific Forum.

Sam has worked in the education sector for the past 15 years, with a key focus on mentoring and supporting Pacific youth aspirations into tertiary education and he is currently working in the Future Students space at AUT.

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