Isabelle Joy Carrillo - District I
Linguistics & Psychology Major
"I joined FIND because I was on D1’s executive board last year and I loved reaching out and getting to know people outside of the university bubble. It is so empowering to feel a part of a community so connected through dialogues about our differences and similarities. Last year, it was all about connecting all of the colleges within my little district. This year, I want to challenge myself and take part in connecting the community all throughout FIND."
Nesanne Mae Tam - District I
Computer Science & Linguistics Major
"I wanted to join National because I was interested in getting more involved in the Filipino community in the Greater Boston area, and throughout the east coast!"
Christian Marquez - District II
University of Connecticut
Allied Health Sciences Major & Political Science Minor
"I joined the FIND, Inc. National team because I want to help motivate the future leaders of the world. I am to reignite ties not seen within my District in over a decade an help promote a sense of camaraderie amongst Filipino- American students as well as welcome those who are interested in our culture and bring awareness to our story."
Franches Garay - District II
University of Connecticut
Allied Health Sciences, Pre-Med Major
"I wanted to become part of something greater than myself but I also am passionate about what FIND, Inc. stands for. It’s so important for an organization like FIND to bring to light and make the younger generations aware of their own identity as Filipino-Americans. I wanted to be a part of that in ways where I can directly impact and make a difference."
Chris Cody Carlos - District III
William Paterson University
Exercise Science Major
"I joined National because I want to inspire and motivate potential leaders , create opportunities to show more recognition of the FIND community, and unite us all and build the community together. I have a lot of fun planning events and getting to know and work with different leaders all throughout the east coast. I hope this love and energy I have for this organization is enough to get people interested to join!"
Erik Cortes - District III
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering Major
"I joined National because I wanted to help better my District by being a leader that people could look up to. I also wanted to inspire the next generation of National Directors through my leadership and accomplishments."
Jaeanne Vicencio - District III
Stevens Institute of Technology
Engineering Management Major
"I joined national to expand my network as well as provide networking opportunities for others and FIND new ways to be personable with people from a far!"
Aidan Uy - District IV
Computer Science Major
"I joined National to have an impact outside of my local community. I was eager to share my experiences with other Filipinos along the east coast and help each other improve our respective regions."
Nikolas Rivera - District V
University of the Sciences
Physical Therapy Major
“I joined national because I had a great first year within the FIND as well as District V community. I want everyone to have the chance to be able to surround themselves with like-minded individuals that continue to support each other. I also want to learn more about my own culture by meeting others and understanding their experiences as well as promote it by sharing my own.”
Julian Salugao - District V
Biology and Chemistry Major
“I joined FIND National to help the organization grow for the future generations. I always thought how cool it would be to have my little brother be part of this organization and run it like the wonderful leaders we have today. It’s also important for us to continue to motivate and inspire the upcoming generations if we hope for more growth in the future!”
Alessandra Vicente - District V
Biochemistry and Spanish Major
“I am very passionate about spreading cultural awareness, sharing Filipino culture, learning about Filipino identity, as well as coming together with others who share the same passions, which is why I joined FIND, Inc. I want to promote love, openness, and support amongst all members of my district and FIND. I also want to provide a safe and supportive family for the Filipino youth, as well as celebrate and discuss the rise of Filipino excellence within our communities and nationally.”
Chris MoeZaw - District VI
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Business Technology Administration Major
“I joined Nationals because I fell in love with the organization at a district level and became the chairperson but wanted to contribute and learn even more through all the amazing people across the nation.”
Mirissa Smith - District VII
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Psychology & Sociology Major
“I joined National because I wanted travel and be able to network with people up and down the east coast. Gaining leadership experience and helping to plan National events are other reasons why I joined.”
Julia Lopez - District VIII
University of Georgia
Biology Major (Pre-Med) / Anthropology and Exercise and Sports Science Minors
“I joined National because of the opportunity to connect with students and organizations similar to mine in Georgia, but unique in their own respective way. Being part of various Filipino communities in my city allowed me to grow up with a ton of culture- culture I wanted to share with others at any age. Though I’m able share a lot to my university, I’m proud to be able to do it nationally now through FIND, Inc. while meeting amazing people along the way!”