OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Deborah Tugaga

Academic Counselor

ditugaga@uw.edu

206.616.2141

I am my ancestors’ dream, a vessel of change to empower the next generation.  

I am Tavita & Karoline’s Samoan Dream, their reason for struggle in a foreign land.  

I am the continuation of legends that will carry on the stories of the stars who’ve come before, and will arrive soon.  

I am a generation of healing and dismantling of barriers & stigmas that have broken us for decades.  

I am a battered va’a (boat) who has learned to paddle through hurricanes and storms, and still learning to find land and recenter 

I am mana, sacred breath meant to carry and share alofa 

I am Deborah Iliganoa Tugaga.  

I am EOP.