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Hilda Heine

Hilda Heine, President of the Marshall Islands (2016-2020)


Hilda Heine is the first woman to hold the presidency of the Marshall Islands. She is the first individual in the Marshall Islands to earn a doctorate degree, as well as the first female president of any Micronesian country. Before becoming President, Hilda Heine was the Minister of Education for the Marshall Islands and in 2000, she founded the Women United Together Marshall Islands (WUTMI), a women’s rights group. From 2006 to 2011 she was Program Director of the Pacific Comprehensive Assistance Center at the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL).

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