Terrina Wong

As Deputy Director of Pacific Gateway Center, Terrina Wong is actively involved with programs and initiatives that empower immigrants, refugees, and low-income residents of Hawaiʻi. She directs the ESL programs and teaches ESL weekly to immigrant farmers and their families in Kunia. She is bilingual in English and French – having lived and studied in France, and being active with the French community in Hawaiʻi. Her family is a host family to East-West Center students and has hosted students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Nepal. She received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Hawaiʻi and has been a committed educator of over 25 years in the teaching and learning of global issues and world cultures. Because of her work at Pacific Gateway Center, she is now living global issues – having acquired many first-hand experiences dealing with immigration, human rights violations like human trafficking, and helping those who have been marginalized because of a significant lack of language access.