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Dr. Erika Anderson
Erika Anderson completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow, focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Tech Sector. Born on Saipan & raised on Guam, she earned both her Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Masters in Public Administration at the University of Guam and has fostered a strong connection to the CNMI & a vested interest in the socially conscious development of the region. After 3 years of managing fine art galleries in the US before moving to Scotland, Erika loves promoting the arts and creating opportunities for cultural exchanges. This is further evidenced in her volunteering, which has included serving on the board of community arts organizations and acting as co-organizer of the Google Developer Group in Glasgow. She also serves as Arts & Education Consultant for the UK social enterprise Media Cultured, which works to tackle racism and extremism. Her work consistently focuses on human rights, creating opportunities for growth and connection, while ensuring the bridging of academia, public sector, and private sector.
Mary Kate Soliva
Mary Kate Soliva is a Pacific Islander of CHamoru descent pursuing a Doctor of Criminal Justice, Homeland Security degree at Saint Leo University. She is a TEDx Hagatna speaker and Veteran Fellow in the inaugural Hoover Institution Veteran Fellowship Program under the direction of Dr. Condoleezza Rice. She is a public speaker and has trained the public, military, and law enforcement in the US and abroad on the signs and impact of human trafficking. She is a trained Ambassador of Hope with Shared Hope International. Her efforts include working with local policy makers, government agencies, host nation leaders, and non-profit organizations to impact change. Her work includes hosting the Veteran Voices podcast where she amplifies the voices of those serving beyond the uniform. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Guam where she focused her studies on human trafficking in Guam and the Federate States of Micronesia.
Natasha San Nicolas
Natasha San Nicolas comes from a multicultural background, as she was born to a CHamoru father from Guam and a mother who experienced the Vietnam War as a first-generation refugee. Growing up, she was immersed in the diverse customs, languages, and values of both cultures, shaping her unique identity. Now, as a parent, Natasha passes on this cultural heritage to her five children, providing them with a multiethnic upbringing that reflects the richness of their family's background. She is a homeschooling mama who loves to introduce her children to diverse cultures through travel, as well as exploring various ethnic cuisines through cooking and baking.