Sisilia Afungia is from a little village named Tatakamotonga in the Tonga Islands. She entered the United States in 1983. She moved to East Palo Alto in September 1985 when her parents bought their first house, where she remains today with her family. She attended Kavanaugh Middle school (Cesar Chavez now) and Woodside High School. Sisilia attended JobTrain where she received an Office Occupational Process certificate. She also obtained an Air Travel School certificate from ROP. She has been a nurse’s aide for more than 20 years. Since Covid-19, she has been a caregiver to her parents. Now, with the East Palo Alto Archive Project, she is helping, learning from and honoring the community leaders and people of East Palo Alto.