Author

Jessica BennettJesi Lujan Bennett is a Master’s candidate in the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego (USCD) with a BA in Ethnic Studies and a BA in Critical Gender Studies. At UCSD, Bennett discussed the militarism and proposed military buildup of Guam through the Ethnic Studies Honors Program and McNair Scholar Program.

Bennett is a Chamorro woman from San Diego, but has familial ties to Dededo and Barrigada, Guam. She is vice-president of UH’s Marianas Club and an active participant in the Pan-Pacific Association and Micronesian Connections. She looks forward to writing a thesis that brings a voice from the Chamorro diaspora to the larger discourse of Pacific Islands Studies.

Bennett served as an intern for Guampedia in 2012.

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