Malo e Lelei! My name is Sione Lavaka and I am the International Academic Advisor at Truckee Meadows Community College. When I was 7, I moved here to Reno, NV and have been here ever since. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2013. I later returned and finished my Master's in educational leadership in 2018. I also spent 2 years on LDS mission in Samoa, Apia. This is where I learned a new language, learned a new culture, and how adapt to a new lifestyle for 2 years.
I am a Double-Dose First generation college student. Which means I am a first-born American, as well as a first generation college student. I did not have any family members who completed college but with the help of many college prep programs, many individuals who were in my corner, and many resources at my fingertips, I was able to graduate from college... TWICE! Let me be in your corner and help you reach your academic goals!
Only passions worth mentioning is I love binge eating on food that is probably not good for me and I watch youtube clips for unhealthy periods of time. Manuia le aso!
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