American Samoa • Motusaga Vaeoso
Originally from American Samoa, Motusaga (Motu) Vaeoso holds a B.S. in Biology from Chaminade
University of Honolulu.
During her fellowship, Vaeoso will collaborate with partners of the Coral Reef Advisory Group
(a collaboration of five agencies working to manage American Samoa’s coral reefs) to develop,
coordinate, and implement a sustainable fishing outreach campaign targeted at local fishers,
village communities, and school students. She will also assist with the planning and development
of the inaugural Tutuila Ridge-to-Reef Report Card, which rates the health of coral reefs and
associated watersheds using existing coral reef monitoring and socioeconomic data. The report
card will serve as a decision-making tool for appropriate village community members and leaders.