Jairah Mae Pascual was born in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte to a Baccareño mother and a Laoageñio father. She moved to the island of O`ahu when she was 6 years old. Jairah graduated with honors from Farrington High School in 2017 and went on to pursue higher education at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with concurrent Bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and Philippine Language and Culture with an Emphasis in Ilokano.
During her college years, Jairah was actively involved in student engagements and leadership including serving as a board member for the Timpuyog Organization and Hui Ola Pono, an organization under the Office of Public Health Studies that served to foster professional skills and meaningful connections for their future public health careers.
Jairah is currently the Ilokano teacher at Farrington High School. She is looking forward to teaching and sharing the Ilokano language and culture to all.