Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Do you know Who is Maya Soetoro-Ng?

Maya Kasandra Soetoro, who was born on August 15, 1970, in Jakarta, Indonesia, is a Faculty Specialist and the Director of Community Outreach and Global Learning at the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is, however, arguably better recognized around the world as the maternal half-sister of former US President Barack Obama.

Early Life

Maya Dunham is the daughter of Ann Dunham and her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian native of the Indonesian island of Java. She grew up in Hawaii with her stepbrother Barack Obama, but when her parents split, she moved to Indonesia with her mother.

Education Details

She attended Jakarta International School for three years, from 1981 to 1984, while Barack was enrolled in the exclusive Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she graduated in 1988. She then enrolled at Columbia University’s Barnard College, where she earned a BA, an MA in second language studies, and an MA in secondary education from New York University. Maya continued her study by earning a Ph.D. in international comparative education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006.


Maya began her career as a high school history teacher at La Pietra: Hawaii School for Girls and the Education Laboratory School, both in the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu, from 1996 to 2000, after which she sought a more notable position and became an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Hawaii College of Education.

However, Maya is always looking for new experiences, so she joined the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace & Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, which is based in the College of Social Sciences and offers courses on Peace Education, the History of Peace Movements, and Leadership for Social Change. Maya is also in charge of internships for graduates who have chosen Peace Studies as their major or minor, as well as the Institute’s community and global service learning initiatives.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how wealthy Maya Soetoro Ng is as of the middle of 2018? According to reliable sources, Maya’s net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. Don’t you think it’s pretty good? Maya has held a noteworthy position at a prestigious University, and her fortune will increase if she continues her career as successfully as she has so far.

Relationship Status

When it comes to her personal life, Maya has been very honest about her ups and downs. She has been married to Konrad Ng, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s Academy of Creative Media, who is of Malaysian Chinese descent and was born in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, in 2003. Suhaila and Savita are the couple’s two daughters. Maya describes herself as a philosophical Buddhist when it comes to religion. She speaks Bahasa Indonesian, Spanish, and English fluently. Maya and her brother Barack have always maintained a tight friendship despite living far away and have tried to celebrate holidays together, including this year’s birthdays.

Social Media

Maya hasn’t been active on social media platforms, preferring to keep her personal life private, which may have disappointed her followers.

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