--Tricia Atoigue Lizama, PhD, LCSW, hails from the beautiful village of Tutuhan (Agana Heights). She is an alumna of the University of Guam, receiving a double major in social work (BSW) and psychology in 1997. In 1999, she completed her Master’s in social work (MSW) from the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, and, in 2011, she received her PhD in Human Services from Capella University. Tricia’s dissertation focused on the traditional healing practices of the suruhanu and suruhana. Tricia is married to Troy Lizama, and they have 5 beautiful children: Tobin, Thaddeus, Genesis, Gideon and Samuel.
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