Fagatele Bay NMS is administered by a Sanctuary Superintendent, Gene Brighouse. The site will be recruiting an education/outreach coordinator to lead outreach and public awareness programs. All the positions are based in Pago Pago. The Sanctuary operates through a cooperative agreement between NOAA and the ASG's Department of Commerce. The Sanctuary Office operates from the Department of Commerce, Convention Center in Utulei. Enforcement is a cooperative effort between the Sanctuary, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources Conservation Division.
Genevieve was born and raised in Western Samoa, attended St Mary's College & boarding school in Auckland New Zealand during her junior and senior years of high school. She earned her bachelor degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand with a degree in Planning, majoring in Environmental Planning. She is a strong advocate of environmental management & resource protection in island ecosystems and has actively worked on local and regional issues with Fiji, the Cook Islands, and Samoa, all of which face similar environmental, sociological, and economic challenges. She earned an East West Center scholarship to complete her Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Hawai‘i, Manoa with a focus in environmental planning. She later worked as a Research Intern for East West Center for 9 months with the Pacific Island Development Program. Prior to the Superintendent position, she served as the American Samoa Coastal Management Program manager since 1999 and worked in the American Samoa Government, Department of Commerce since 1992.
Genevieve is a mother of three (2 daughters and 1 son), and married to Ali‘i Failauga who works as the Safety Manager for Heinz International Inc.
For more information, please contact:
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
P.O. Box 4318
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799