Yvonne C. Neth was born on the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to Pohnpeian and Chamorro parents. As a self-taught artist, her work focuses on cultural and environmental conservation, utilizing a variety of media, including charcoal, graphite, colored pencil, conte crayon, ink, and pastel. In her free time, Yvonne serves as the Vice Director for the Island Research & Education Initiative, a not-for-profit non-governmental organization dedicated to producing culturally-relevant educational materials for Micronesia’s students and conducting anthropological, environmental, and geological research in the region.