Akka Rimon is a PhD candidate and Kiribati scholar with the Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School. She is one of three inaugural recipients of the Australia-Pacific Security College (APSC) PhD Scholarship Awards. Her research explores labour migration as an economic adaptation to climate induced displacement in the Pacific, providing perspectives from Kiribati. Prior to commencing her candidature with the DPA in 2022, she served in the Government of Kiribati as a senior administration officer for 13 years. In 2013, she was appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration before joining the World Bank in 2016.