For many Pacific Islanders, history is tied to colonialism, militarism, and invisibility. This piece seeks to contrast the Chamorro experience to mainstream American academia. While the Chamorro community doesn’t strive for equality with mainstream American culture, there is a lasting connection between America and the Northern Mariana Islands. This connection has brought resilient Chamorro families to America, where Chamorro youth continue to struggle with access to higher education.Read More →

       Francesca Christine Camacho was born in Tamuning, Guam in 1997 and is currently attending the University of California, Irvine. She graduated high-school from the Academy of Our Lady of Guam and then moved to California in 2015 to pursue higher-education in the field of law. Her parents, Frank Gerard Camacho and Edeine Laguana Camacho, are both of Chamorro descent, which is the Indigenous people of the island of Guam. In this interview, Francesca discusses some social and cultural issues and discrepancies that she has experienced from both living on Guam and in the continental United States. Some of the topics Francesca discussesRead More →