Marquina Hofschneider is indigenous Chamoru from the island of Tinian in the Northern Mariana Islands. Since moving to Oregon in 2013, she graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Political Science and a Certificate in Peace Studies and is an alumni of the Asian/Pacific-Islander Community Leadership Institute. During her time at OSU, she worked with other student activists to re-establish Pacific Island Studies, which launched in the Spring of 2017, was an active member of the Pacific Islander Community Task Force, and has been involved with the Pacific Islander Student Alliance. Marquina is also involved with the Junior State of America Summer Programs, where she serves as a Staff Director for the Stanford University location, specifically mentoring students from Micronesia, the U.S. V.I., and American Samoa. Passionate about education and college access for Pacific Islander students, she currently lives in Corvallis and is working towards a career in student affairs.