Angela "Anghet" T. Hoppe-Cruz is a Chamoru originally from Guahan. She currently resides in Makaha on the Leeward Coast of Oahu with her children Ethan and Isa and husband David. Anghet is a faculty member at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa with the Center on Disability Studies. She also works for Mala Ai Opio (MA`O) a youth organic farm in Waianae as the Education Resource Specialist. Her life work is to continue to address health disparities in Pacific Island communities using education as a tool of empowerment or more specifically literature created by Pacific Island peoples and scholars.