Seeing Guam Through Our Eyes
BY JILLETTE TORRES LEON-GUERRERO
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What gives Guam a sense of place and makes it special or unique? What is it about the place that fosters a sense of authentic human attachment and belonging? And what is it about Guam that longtime residents think best represents their island home? Seeing Guam Through Our Eyes is a compilation of the responses of fifty-eight Guam residents who contemplated these questions and expressed their thoughts through prose, poetry and visual imagery. Their responses reveal a multi-dimensional, rich and diverse society as defined by its residents.
BINDING: Hard Cover - 208 pages
PUBLISHER: Jillette Leon-Guerrero/Guamology Publishing, Agana Heights, GU
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D): 10.25" x 10.25" x 1"
WEIGHT: 68 oz.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jillette Leon-Guerrero, writer, publisher and history buff, was born in Montana but is a longtime resident of Guam. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Guam in 1981 with a Bachelor's in anthropology with a minor in Micronesian area studies. She has a Master's from the University of Oklahoma and holds certifications in genealogical research form the University of Boston, news editing form the University of Southern California, and coursework in fundraising management from the Fundraising School at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. Leon-Guerrero was a founding member of the Guam Humanities Council Board of Directors and served as its executive director from 1993 to 1996 and again from 1997 to 2005. Under her leadership, the Guam Humanities Council established Guampedia and successfully obtained federal funding for the planning and development of the online encyclopedia.
Leon-Guerrero’s professional background includes nonprofit management and development. In addition to serving as the executive director for the Guam Humanities Council, she served as CEO of the American Red Cross Guam during Super Typhoon Paka in 1997, as well as a stint as executive director of the Consortium of Pacific Arts and Cultures, a regional organization based in Honolulu. She is a past editor and writer with the Pacific Daily News. Her civic activities include serving as a past president and historian of the Guam Women’s Club, registrar of the Mariana Islands Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Board of Regents, the University of Guam.