Papali’i David Cohen served in the Administration of George W. Bush as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, as U.S. representative to the Pacific Community, as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and as Chairman of the American Samoa minimum wage commission. He headed the Interior Department’s Office of Insular Affairs, which provides aid to seven island nations and territories in the Pacific and Caribbean. He led the U.S. delegation to the funeral of Malietoa Tanumafili II, the Samoan Head of State, in 2007. He earned five degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, including a Wharton MBA and a law degree. He earned another master’s degree and two bachelor’s degrees by the age of 21. He is the co-author of two textbooks on business law, and has written widely read public policy pieces for such publications as The Far Eastern Economic Review, Forbes, The Daily Caller, and The Hindu (India’s second-largest English-language newspaper). He currently practices law and serves as Chairman of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging.