May 09, 2014

Senate Confirms Punahou Grad As US Rep to UN in Geneva

The U.S. Senate this week voted to confirm Pamela Hamamoto as U.S. representative to theUnited Nations office in Geneva.  

The office serves “as a connection between research institutions, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and diplomatic missions,” according to press releases from the office of Sen. Mazie Hirono. Hamamoto will have the rank of ambassador and report directly to U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power.

Hamamoto is a graduate of Punahou School, Stanford University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

“Pamela will no doubt be able to draw on her experiences growing up in Hawaii and her wealth of professional expertise to fill this role with skill and acumen,” Hirono said in a statement.


By:  Chad Blair
Source: Civil Beat