Mary Therese Perez Hattori

By Lyz Soto on December 17, 2020
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Mary Therese Perez Hattori is CHamoru from the island of Guam. She serves as Acting Director of the Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center. “I hope to live out the CHamoru saying–I irensia na’lå’la’ i espiritu-ta (Our heritage gives life to our spirit)–through practicing photography, poetry, scholarship, weaving, chant, and music to convey CHamoru cultural knowledge.” She has been a board member of HIHumanities since 2018.