Falisha Hola


Falisha is a recent graduate from the University of Rochester, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Anthropology. Her identity as a Pasifika Woman has allowed her to understand firsthand the misrepresentation and the erasure of indigenous and BIPOC voices from the conversations around social issues.

As a Rainier Scholar and first-generation low-income college student, Falisha has become more confident in knowing that there is a place for her in this world. She aims to cultivate spaces where others can find their place. She will continue having difficult conversations to reimagine a better world and challenge existing structures and institutions. 

While in college, Falisha was involved in student-led organizations like Student Government and Student Programming Board, that advocated for students and created environments where all students can thrive. As a 2022 Frank Karel Fellow last summer, Falisha had the opportunity to work with the National Wildlife Federation. Her time there allowed her to explore her interests in climate change and its impact on island nations.

Fun Facts

B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology with a Minor in Ethics from the University of Rochester

Presented at Frank 2023 conference hosted by the Center for Public Interest Communications and University of Florida

Overtly optimistic