During the Puerto Rican migration of the 1900’s, Myra Pagan’s grandparents came to the Big Island of Hawaii. They arrived, like many others, by ship to work in the cane fields, and to make a better life and start their families. Myra, as her parents, were born and raised on the Island of Oahu. In 1956, Myra, her husband and their first born headed to California, along with other family members, looking for better opportunities for their families. In 1992 Myra along with her Uncle Pete, became the proud owner/operators of The Pastele Factory, realizing that opportunity, with the help of family. Myra has been a long time member of the Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid (PRUMA), located in Union City. She has been an active board member and has worked tirelessly on many committees to help promote the advancement of the Puerto Rican club, to bring its members together for various functions and to help raise funds for the Ramon Berrios Scholarship fund. Myra currently is on the Board of Trustees for PRUMA and also holds the position of Assistant Secretary for the Western Region Puerto Rican Council.