Author, Editor

T MendiolaTanya M. Champaco Mendiola was a member of the Guampedia team from 2006 until the end of 2010. She was initially the assignment editor but was promoted to content editor. Mendiola is the second eldest of six children of Norbert Flores Mendiola (Familian Tunda) and Martha V. Champaco (Familian Chino) Mendiola. She graduated with a bachelor of arts in communications and a minor in English from the University of Guam.

Prior to joining Guampedia, Mendiola was a researcher, communications officer and writer for I Liheslaturan Guåhan/the Guam Legislature in the offices of Senator Judith Won Pat, Senator Lou Leon Guerrero and Vice Speaker Joanne Brown, during the 26th, 27th and 28th legislatures, respectively. During her tenure at the legislature, Mendiola composed speeches, legislative correspondence and articles for publication. Mendiola was also responsible for coordinating public meetings, and the compilation and editing of reports for proposed legislation as well as nominees to governmental posts.

Mendiola is a former journalist for the Pacific Daily News and Marianas Variety. She has also been a writer for various publications and organizations, and was an adjunct professor of English for the Guam Community College Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

Guampedia Entries by Tanya Mendiola
Americans Bring Upheaval in Religious Practices
Animism
Artist: Ariel Dimalanta
Artist: Greg B. Flores
Artist: Joaquin F. Lujan
Artist: Maria Yatar McDonald
Artist: Peter Onedera
Artist: Robert Taitano
Artist: Ron Castro
Cecilia Cruz Bamba
Changes in Construction Styles
Communications and Transportation Advancements
Discipline
Father Diego Luis de San Vitores
Folktale: Chaife’s Lost Soul
Folktale: Puntan Påtgon
Geftao: Unselfishness
Guam’s Fiesta Table
Hotnon Babui: Roasted Pig
Men’s Roles
Tinala’ Katne: Dried Beef
Women’s Roles

Guampedia Entries Co-authored by Tanya Mendiola
Artist: Flora Baza Quan
Cucumber/Daigo Kimchee Salad
Dededo (Dedidu)
Fray Juan Pobre de Zamora
Leprosy- Insular Patrol