Being Filipino means being resilient, carrying the same strength that your ancestors held to persevere through so many physical and emotional hardships. It means appreciating and engaging in a beautiful, vibrant culture. It means so much more than any one person can say.
University of Washington B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences (2020)
Minors in Diversity, Disability Studies, and Linguistics
KeyBank Scholarship Recipient (2019)
FASA sa UW Community Service Chair (2018 - 2019)
FASA sa UW President (2019 - 2020)
My motivation is the many people who have worked and pushed to get me to where I am, including myself. I’ve come a long way, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t keep going.
Make sure your friends get home safe, or are inside the house before you drive away. Respect your elders and your teachers, but think critically about what they say. Don’t just buy things because they’re cheap, especially if you’re not going to use them. Call your mom. Even if everything’s fine, she’s still worried.
My greatest leadership trait is my empathy. While some may see it as a weakness, there is a lot to be said for being able to feel for the people you lead and the communities you serve. I strive to be a leader that can connect with others on a level that is not superior to them, but that they can relate to and open up to.