Obama Announces Appointment of St. John’s Teacher to Advisory Commission on Pacific Islanders

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Guam –  President Barack Obama has announced his intent to appoint Debra Cabrera to the Advisory Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Cabrera is a teacher at St. John’s School in Upper Tumon.

·  Debra T. Cabrera, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Debra T. Cabrera, Appointee for Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Debra T. Cabrera is currently a social science faculty member at St. John’s School located in Tumon, Guam. 

From 2008-2009, Dr. Cabrera was Dean of Academic Programs and Services at the Northern Marianas College in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Prior to that, she served many years as a faculty member at the college, earning recognition for her teaching in the social sciences.

She has been active in community organizations, namely the Northern Mariana Islands Council for the Humanities, where she served as the board chair.  Dr. Cabrera holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in Sociology from Ohio University, and a B.A. in Sociology from Washington State University.

A release from the White House quotes the President as saying: “

President Obama said, “Our nation will be well-served by the skill and dedication these men and women bring to their new roles. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

The other members of the Advisory Commission are listed below.

·  Sefa Aina, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Kamuela J. N. Enos, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Frances Eneski Francis, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Farooq Kathwari, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Hyeok Kim, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Ramey Ko, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Rozita Villanueva Lee, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Sunil Puri, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Amardeep Singh, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Unmi Song, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Dilawar A. Syed, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Khampha Thephavong, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Doua Thor, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Hector L. Vargas, Jr., Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

·  Hines Ward, Member, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders