Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero
Editorial and Author
Victoria-Lola M. Leon Guerrero (Familian Cha’ka) is from the village of Toto. She is the daughter of Erlinda Montecalvo and Raymond Leon Guerrero.
Leon Guerrero earned a BA from the University of San Francisco, where she studied politics and media studies.
Leon Guerrero is a graduate student at Mills College in Oakland, California pursuing a master of fine arts degree in creative writing and working on her first novel. She also works as a media coordinator at the California Reinvestment Coalition in San Francisco and teaches basic composition to a group of first year students at Mills College.
She has been a writer and editor for several newspapers and websites, including Guam’s Pacific Daily News, The Oregonian and the San Francisco Foghorn, USF’s student-run newspaper. In 2001 she was awarded Best Feature Story – Print by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Marianas Chapter for a story she wrote about the hardships endured by women on Guam during World War II. Her children’s book, Lola’s Journey Home illustrated by Guam artist Maria Yatar McDonald published in 2005, was funded by the Guam Humanities Council and in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Leon Guerrero is actively involved in Guam’s decolonization movement and in 2006 as part of the Chamoru coalition, she testified before the United Nations Special Political and Decolonization Committee.
She is a former media editor and writer for Guampedia.
Guampedia entries by Victoria Leon Guerrero
- Ambrosio Torres Shimizu
- CHamoru Registry and the Decolonization Registry
- CHamoru Women’s Legacy of Leadership
- Crime and Punishment
- Earl Edward Kloppenburg
- Mongmong-Toto-Maite (Mongmong-To’to-Maite’)
- Yona (Yo’ña)