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Ellise Morimoto

Ellise’s career has centered on non-profit public relations, marketing, community outreach, and fund development. Most recently, she was Director of Development and Marketing at the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, serving Scouts in the Hawaii-Pacific region.

Prior to that, she was Director of Development and Public Relations for the foreign policy think tank Pacific Forum, which operated as the Honolulu-based arm of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Born and raised on Maui, she holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a B.A. in International Business from the University of Puget Sound. She also spent a year studying at the University of Melbourne, Australia in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce.

She is honored to work for Lili'uokalani Trust and is committed to advancing the Queen's wishes for the most vulnerable.