Kia orāna tatou katoatoa,
Ko Mena tōku ingoa
Ko Henry tōku Pāpā e pāpā Ma’uke apa Rarotonga
Ko Somaly tōku Māmā no Cambodia mai aia
Ko Taripo tō matou ingoa kōpū tangata
no rera tōku nga metua, Kūki ‘Āirani apa Cambodia.
Mena’s passion is wellbeing studies and, in particular, how wellbeing is understood from a Pacific lens. Having graduated with a BA in Psychology, Mena hopes to continue her studies with a focus on research that benefits Pacific communities. Her role as an Assistant Research Fellow with Coastal People : Southern Skies allows her to dive into this research and contribute to better understandings of wellbeing from a Pacific perspective.