Anya M. Perez, Familian Boñu, is from the village of Barrigada and the youngest of two children of Richard and Marie Perez. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 2004. Perez was assistant to the executive director of the Guam Humanities Council from 2006 to 2007. During her tenure she was essential to the Guampedia team as she provided administrative and editorial support for Guampedia. She left the Guam Humanities Council to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where received a juris doctorate in 2010.