White House Author
Lusiana Tuga Hansen
Lucy Hansen was born in American Samoa and has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1985. In 2004, she started the first Samoan language computer school for elders, and in 2005, helped launch the Polynesian Association of Alaska (PAOA) to bring the community together through cultural events, history, and arts and crafts programs. As the current President of PAOA, Lucy helped create a “Polynesian Culture Flag Day” to celebrate the history, culture, and arts of the Polynesian islands. She also serves as Vice President of Bridge Builders of Alaska and as President of the Anchorage Polynesian Lions Club.