AAUW Grant Profile: Sarah Momilani Marshall

Dr. Sarah Momilani Marshall is a Native Hawaiian scientist and educator whose long-term professional goal is to become a leading indigenous community researcher focused on health disparities within rural Hawaiian populations.

She received her Master in Social Work from San José State University, and she received her PhD in Social Welfare from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her clinical experience has encompassed numerous community-level and population-level public health issues, including substance abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking, and school-based behavioral disorders.

She is honored to be a recipient of the AAUW Honolulu Career and Leadership Development Grant. AAUW’s support will be essential in advancing her career and strengthening her ability to be competitive in the field of professional social work by providing her with the opportunity to obtain her Hawai‘i State License in Social Work (LSW).

As an early career scientist and educator, she is committed to pursuing knowledge that empowers Hawai‘i’s underserved indigenous population and addresses the pervasive health inequities that continue to affect Hawai‘i’s Native communities.