Marites (Matet) T. Gonzalo is a Tagakolu anthropologist from Malita, Davao Occidental, Philippines. She is a board member of the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI). She is also the Coordinator of the two community-based Indigenous Peoples’ schools of the Malita Tagakaulo Mission (MATAMIS) and in charge of the Ubun na Kettal, the Tagakolu youth program of MATAMIS. She holds a BA degree in Elementary Education from Cor Jesu College in Digos, Davao del Sur, Philippines, and earned a MA degree in Anthropology from the Ateneo de Davao University. She speaks Tagakolu, Cebuano, Filipino and English.