Jacinta Kaipat

Cinta is an indigenous Refaluwasch-Chamorro community advocate, artist, songwriter, filmmaker, attorney, former lawmaker and soon-to-be published author. She was born in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). She went to college in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned her BA in Liberal Arts from DePaul University and her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cinta studied and worked in the United States for nearly 20 years before returning home to her island roots and resettling on Saipan.