ASUW: Pacific Islander Student Commission

Who We Are


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Santino Camacho is a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. He was born and raised on island of Guam and is from the village of Tamuning and is of Chamorro and Japanese descent. He moved to Seattle 3 years ago to attend the University of Washington. Since then, he has been heavily involved in the Pasifika community.  He has served as the Treasurer and Food Chair for the Micronesian Islands Club. In his Junior year he served as a Pacific Islander Student Ambassador at the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Multicultural Outreach and Recruitment working to inspire and help young Pasifik Islanders to attend the UW and to strive for higher education. He has worked with the Oceania Studies Task Force along side Carmen Borja and Sheryl Day. Finally he has been highly active in the Pacific Islander Student Commission since his sophomore year as a volunteer.  As PISC Director, Santino hopes to increase Pacific Islander solidarity, raise awareness and empower action & change in Pacific Islander issues, and serve as a resource for students. In his spare time he enjoys performing music, going to the beach, and cooking! You can contact him at or (408) 476-8973. You can also stop by during his office hours at the PISC office in ASUW+ HUB131D. He would love to meet you!


AnakBayan Seattle

Filipino American Student Association (FASA)

Hui Hoaloha ‘Ulana

Micronesian Islands Club (MIC)

Pi Nu Iota sorority

Pacific Islander Opportunity Network for Educational Equality and Representation (PIONEER)

Pacific Islander Partnerships in Education (P.I.P.E.)

Polynesian Student Alliance (PSA)

Our Interns

Past PISC Directors

  • Daniele Meñez 2015-2016
  • Carmen Borja 2014-2015
  • Taylor Ahana 2013-2014
  • Chasmon Tarimel 2012-2013
  • Apa’au Talalemotu 2011-2012
  • Natalie Santos 2011-2012
  • Derek Edamura 2010-2011
  • Benjamin Lealofi 2009-2010
  • Mario Teulilo 2008-2009
  • Christina Pelesasa 2008-2009
  • EJ Butin 2007-2008
  • Malaelupe Samifua 2006-2007
  • Patrick Pineda 2005-2006
  • Mavis Tevaga 2004-2005
  • Paulo Pontemayor 2003-2004
  • David Palaita 2002-2003
  • Ane Phillips 2001-2002
  • Vanessa Matautia 2001-2002
  • Michael Tuncap 2000-2001