Marushka Hirshon is a Tahitian-American non-profit founder, content strategist and freelance journalist empowering indigenous and Pacific Islander (Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian) communities. She is the founder of South Pacific Islander Organization and co-founder of KULTURA.
Pacific Islander Community Work
Board Member | Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club
Advisory Board Member | Stanford Asian American Activities Center
(Previous) Advisory Board Member | Oakland Pacific Islander Network
(Previous) Asian Pacific Islander Liaison | Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission
(Previous) Admission Counselor | Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admission
(Previous) Co-Chair | Stanford American Indian Organization
(Previous) Financial Officer | Stanford American Indian Organization
(Previous) Financial Officer | Stanford Powwow
2018 | Stanford Student Affairs Greg Boardman Team Impact Award
2014 | Stanford Alumni Association Award of Excellence
South Pacific Islander Organization
The Pacific Islander community is one of the fastest growing minority groups in the U.S. Islanders represent a small yet diverse group of people, who are often not well represented in higher education, professional industries and in the media. We are a community of students, educators, influencers and entrepreneurs interested in providing growth opportunities for islanders.
KULTURA is an online magazine uncovering unique and under-the-radar individuals making waves. We feature authentic, driven, gritty, change-making and badass people. Kultura provides a fresh & contemporary lens on our global society.