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Deo Eddu Keju - R.M.I. Liason

Deo Eddu Keju - R.M.I. Liason

Deo was born in Wodmej, Wotje, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), but grew up on Ebeye and serves as the principal at Ebeye Public Elementary School. As a child he completed his primary education at that same school prior to being sponsored by a former Kwajalein employee in North Carolina to attend high school and college in the U.S. Deo has a BA in Liberal Arts from the University of Hawaii in Manoa with a specialty in Pacific Islands Studies, a MA in Secondary Education from San Diego State University, and an MA in Theology from St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana. As a former seminarian for the Roman Catholic Church in the latter 1990s, Deo has experience in chaplaincy work in hospitals in southwest Indiana, northeast Kentucky, and Oahu, Hawaii. Deo serves as the Ri-Majol interpreter for the Kwajalein MIA Project, and as the advisor for cultural and local tradition and project liaison to the government leaders of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.