Shanty Sigrah-Asher

Shanty Sigrah-Asher serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pacific Affairs at the Department of Foreign Affairs within the Federated States of Micronesia National Government. Prior to this assignment, Shanty was a legal assistant secretary at a prestigious law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii. During her years of employment with the FSM National Government, Shanty has had the opportunity to staff, assist and advise various leaders and officials on a wide-array of public policy issues. Currently, Shanty acts as the primary point of contact for all Pacific Countries and Regional Organizations in the FSM, including facilitation of overseas aid from Australia and New Zealand, coordination of technical assistance from CROP Agencies such as the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFs), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Forum Fisheries Agency and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP). Shanty is a graduate of Kosrae High School and attended Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she received her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law. Shanty later undertook the Advanced Security Cooperation Course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii at Fort Derussy. Shanty has a wonderful family, husband Ron and three daughters: Shanielyn, Ayorine, and Elmerlyn, and considers her family as the most rewarding blessing from above.


Other Participants of ELDP Pacific 2015

Alfreda Camacho
Angeline Heine
Brandon Tara
Darnelle Decherong
Donna Lanej
Frankie Eliptico
Junior Aini
Kemsky Sigrah
Leifiloa Tanoi
Llewelyn Terlaje
Magdalene Petaia
Mingrang Kloulechad
Natalia Faculo
Pressler Martin
Priscilla Laborete
Roxanne Blesam
Salamasina Jessica Satele
Selina Onedera-Salas
Sermina Namelo
Terry Hazzard
Umerang Imetengel

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