Levi Fuaga is an interning writer for the Church News. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Fuaga is of Samoan and Japanese descent. He is the third oldest and middle child of six siblings, a son and stepson of a father and stepmother and a mother and stepfather. Fuaga served a full-time mission in the Utah Provo Mission from 2017 to 2019. He attended both BYU–Hawaii and Utah Valley University; he received an Associates degree from UVU in December 2020. In December 2022, he graduated and received a bachelor’s degree in English–Creative Writing from BYU–Hawaii. Outside of his internship, Fuaga enjoys drawing, writing, listening to music, watching movies and working out at the gym. He plans to return to UVU for the summer 2023 semester to work on receiving an Associates of Applied Sciences in Illustration. Looking towards the future, he hopes to write and illustrate his own graphic novels for anyone to read.
In the opening winter 2023 devotional, President John S.K. Kauwe III and his wife, Monica Kauwe, encouraged BYU–Hawaii students to heed their gospel covenants and their true identities as children of God.