Toni Tupufia


Food Sovereignty Program Manager

Toni Tupufia (she/her) was born and raised in Lalomalava, Savai’i, Samoa. She is also from the villages of Iva, Savai’i and Moamoa, Upolu. Toni is a former Registered Nurse at Tupua Tamasese Meaole (TTM) Hospital as an Outpatient & Acute and Emergency Nurse, for 5 and a half years. Her duties included taking care of the health of the community and also attended Community Outreach to community in the rural areas. Serving the community is her passion and her calling as a Nurse. As a Samoan nurse, she based her work on the “Tafatolu o le Nafa Tausi o le Tama’ita’i Samoa” which is “Pae ma le Auli” – Peace Maker; “Fai ‘Oa” – Treasurer and “Taulasea” – Healer. She moved to the United States in 2016 and has been a volunteer for UTOPIA Washington serving the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and now serves as the Food Sovereignty Program Manager.


When the plants in the forest bear fruits their sweet scents will attract insects, animals and people nearby. In relation to work, the fruits of your labor will attract people to work along with you. Share the Love.