As announced yesterday, MCT has awarded 5 new Graduate level scholarships to students in Micronesia through our two scholarship programs. Each day, we will be highlighting one of them.
Today, we would like to introduce you to Ms. Jovalyn Ilong Koshiba. Ms. Koshiba was born and raised in the Republic of Palau, she is currently the Grants Program Officer for the Palau Protected Areas Network Fund (PAN Fund). She joined PAN Fund and the conservation family in May 2018. In her capacity as the Grants Program Officer, Ms. Koshiba is responsible for various grants management activities for the organization. She also manages the organizations marketing and communications strategy and all engagement with partners and stakeholders.
She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts, double major in English and Historical and Political Studies. She is eager to complete her graduate studies in Masters of Business Administration, from Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii. And committed to contribute to the achievement of the Micronesia Challenge as well as explore other innovative ways to establish a robust sustainable financing mechanisms for the Palau Protected Areas Network.
"Growing up, environment and conservation has been an integral part of my daily life. My father Fritz Koshiba, was very influential in terms of education, environment and conservation, he instilled conservation values and how important it is to perpetuate the environment that cradles the way of life."
Ms. Koshiba is the daughter of Fritz and Martha Koshiba and the wife of Elod F. Ngiraingas. Ms. Koshiba expresses her humbleness and gratitude as one of the Bill Raynor Scholarship Recipient. She is excited and determined to complete her education, in return she can continue give back to her country, Palau.