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Thursday, December 2 • 2:10pm - 2:40pm
Keynote: Rlene Santos Steffy w/ welcome from First Lady Diann Tudela Torres

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Rlene Santos Steffy

Rlene Santos Steffy is a woman of many talents. A respected journalist, she is also recognized as an esteemed ethnographer and documentarian. She is considered the leading oral history practitioner in Micronesia and was appointed as a research associate at the University of Guam’s Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center. Among her many accomplishments, Rlene produced the history of Guam from 1521 to 1898 in 36 half-hour video episodes. After retiring as a newspaper columnist in 2020, Rlene created a series on the wildlife of the Mariana Islands and produced a second documentary on Guam’s governor, Paul McDonald Calvo. For her professional and academic achievements, Rlene was conferred a Doctor of Humane Letters at the Fanuchånan 2020 commencement ceremony at the University of Guam.

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Rlene Santos Steffy

Rlene Santos Steffy is a woman of many talents. A respected journalist, she is also recognized as an esteemed ethnographer and documentarian. She is considered the leading oral history practitioner in Micronesia and was appointed as a research associate at the University of Guam’s... Read More →
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Diann Tudela Torres

President and Founder of the non-profit organization Lady Diann Torres Foundation (LDTF)
Diann Tudela Torres, first lady of the Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) where her husband Ralph Deleon Guerrero Torres is governor, is a tireless advocate for bettering the lives of people in the Marianas and protecting the cultural history and languages of indigenous... Read More →


Thursday December 2, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm HST
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