Maya Soetoro-Ng

Teacher from United States of America,Indonesia

Maya Soetoro-Ng Dr. Maya Kassandra Soetoro-Ng ( /ˈmaɪ.ə suːˈtɔəroʊ ˈɪŋ/; born August 15, 1970 in Jakarta, Indonesia) is the maternal half-sister of Barack Obama, who is the 44th and current President of the United States. She was previously a high school history teacher and university instructor in Hawaii. Dr. Soetoro-Ng was born Maya Soetoro in Saint Carolus Hospital, a Catholic hospital, to Indonesian businessman Lolo Soetoro and American cultural anthropologist Ann Dunham. Her elder half-brother is the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. She has said she was named after American poet Maya Angelou. Soetoro-Ng and Obama spent several years together in Indonesia and in Hawaii before her mother decided to return to Indonesia with her. After her parents divorced in 1980, her father remarried. From this marriage, Soetoro-Ng has another half-brother, Yusuf Aji Soetoro (b. 1981), and a half-sister, Rahayu Nurmaida Soetoro (b. 1984). While living in Indonesia, she was home schooled by her mother and then attended Jakarta International School from 1981 to 1984. Like her older half-brother, Soetoro-Ng returned to Hawaii and attended the private Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduating  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Known as
Maya Kassandra Soetoro
Date of birth
Place of birth
United States of America,Indonesia
Ann Dunham, Lolo Soetoro
Konrad Ng
Suhaila Ng Savita Ng
Yusuf Soetoro Rahayu Soetoro Barack Obama
Writer, Teacher


Institution From To
Punahou School
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Barnard College
New York University

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