Hermana has over ten years of experience working for the Republic of Palau's Ministry of Finance. For the past five years Hermana has served as Systems Accountant responsible for maintaining the DILOG accounting application software, performing monthly and year end closing procedures, accounting for Compact funds, reconciling general ledgers, and preparing quarterly budgetary reports for the President and presiding officers of the OEK (National Legislature). Hermana attended the University of Hawaii where she received a BA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Criminology. In addition, Hermana has been a regular at recent gatherings of the Insular Government Finance Officers' Association (IGFOA). As Palau moves forward towards the 2nd phase of their Compact of Free Association with the United States in 2009, Hermana will continue to play a key role within Palau's Ministry of Finance.