Vacious Quinn Luavasa


Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator

Vacious Quinn Luavasa (She/Her), a captivating force hailing from the vibrant shores of American Samoa’s Fagaima village. After graduating from Tafuna High School, she embarked on an enriching journey at American Samoan Community College before venturing to the United States to embrace her identity as an independent faʻafafine.

No stranger to hard work, Vacious has dedicated years to the labor and food industries. Her tenure at Trident Seafoods spanned an impressive seven years, showcasing her commitment and expertise. Following the unforeseen impact of COVID-19, she fearlessly stepped into the role of a ramp lead agent, honing her natural leadership qualities.

Throughout her life, Vacious has been profoundly inspired by the remarkable Mrs. Taffy Johnson, staffs and their groundbreaking work with UTOPIA Washington. In alignment with her own experiences in farming and food sovereignty, she enthusiastically volunteered with UTOPIA, furthering their mission to empower communities and cultivate food self-sufficiency.

Vacious Quinn Luavasa is a name that resonates with strength, resilience, and a passion for making a difference. Embrace her journey as she fearlessly navigates through life, leaving an indelible mark on those fortunate enough to cross her path.

Through collaboration and shared effort can cultivate pathways (“E Le sua se lolo I se popo e tasi. -You can’t get a flow of coconut milk from one coconut.”) Together hand in hand, we can nurture the path ahead and create a future filled with success and prosperity.

Vacious Quinn Luavasa