Yvette was born in O’ahu and grew up in Ewa Beach.
Her family is from Anao, Tarlac, also known as the ylang-ylang capital of the Philippines. She works in government and has worked in all three branches.
For Yvette, it’s very moving to be a part of a journey of unlearning, learning, and rediscovering one’s roots. She understands how this can be both difficult and freeing. To see the roots of the community taking shape is priceless to her.