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Kuya Impact – Community Packaged Goods

2020-08-25T05:02:13+00:00

Framework Kuya Impact is a social enterprise that transfers profits back up the supply chain, specifically to the small-scale workers and producers of the product. Additionally, a percentage of net profits are shared with vetted advocacy organizations in the Philippines. The focus of Kuya Impact is to bring packaged goods from the Philippines to the [...]

Urban Youth Expressions x Rays Up x SSFHS

2020-06-14T21:50:07+00:00

In collaboration with Joseph Magsaysay, we launched an afterschool creative arts program at South San Francisco High School. We reached out to Ethnic Studies teacher Aristel de la Cruz and implemented a program to engage youth and encourage creative writing and artistic expression. Over the course of two years, we met with students on a [...]

International Solidarity Mission Trip x Laya Youth

2020-06-12T07:33:58+00:00

In 2017, I organized a mission trip to the Philippines for Laya, a grassroots community organization based in Daly City, CA. I led the planning, fundraising, and communication with partner groups in the Philippines. The focus of the trip revolved around education and international solidarity. We partnered with People’s Solidarity & Education Tours (PSET) [...]

Morenx Monday @ UC Berkeley

2020-06-06T01:27:10+00:00

Through the 2018-2019 school year, I organized weekly community wellness sessions at UC Berkeley. The project was called Morenx Mondays. Inspired by Asia Jacksons #MagandangMorenx, this project was created to support Filipino/Filipinx students and celebrate our melanin. With the low representation on campus, and the pervasiveness of colorism in the Filipino community, it was important [...]

COVID-19 Community Resource & Calendar x FMHI-SMC

2020-05-31T22:07:28+00:00

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I worked with FMHI-SMC to release a community response page, needs assessment, and community calendar. I organized the info onto digital platforms, collating information from various community organizations. Problem: Due to the shelter-in-place and the quick onset of COVID-19, community centers had to close and resources were scattered—those [...]

Mahalola Album

2020-05-28T20:58:36+00:00

Mahalola is a fully independent music album released in November 2019. While I wrote the songs and produced some of the instrumentals, I also worked with other creatives and musicians to complete the album. I took the lead in creative direction and audio engineering, while facilitating collaboration with other musicians, graphic designers, and photographers. [...]

Transfer Talks x PASS

2020-06-12T23:32:11+00:00

I led a media project that highlighted the experiences of Filipino transfer Students at UC Berkeley. Because transfer students are only on-campus for an average 2-3 years, they lack resources and knowledge to competitively engage with their traditional 4-year-admission peers. This leads to increased imposter syndrome and a lack of engagement with on-campus resources. [...]