Representative Evans has represented the State of Hawaii internationally. She was one of twelve elected officials nationwide chosen to participate in the 2009 NCSL [National Conference of State Legislatures]-sponsored Saudi Arabia Exchange Visit. The group visited the Saudi Arabian Investment Authority; the King Faisal Specialist Hospital; and the newly-opened King Abdullah University for Science and Technology, the first co-educational institution of higher learning in the Kingdom's history. Delegates also met with Saudi officials, including their counterparts at the Majlis al Shura, Saudi Arabia's legislative body. In May 2014, Evans was part of a delegation of legislative leaders to represent the State of Hawaii in Taiwan.
Evans is a graduate of Evergreen State College with a BA in Business Management from Western Legislators Academy, and the Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellowship program, which is one of the nation's premier leadership development programs for state government officials. She also is an active member on the Council of State Governments and Vice Chair for the State & Federal Relations Committee. She was a former Trustee for the Historic Hawaii Foundation, past President of the Waikoloa Village Outdoor Circle, and is currently a Board Member for Mental Health Kokua.
Currently, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is looking for a new President and CEO. Too bad Rep. Evans is busy as a legislator.
The State of Hawaii needs out of the box thinkers, and people that can actually communicate effectively, like her.