Nesanne 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!"
Chandler Gabagat - District II
University of Connecticut
"I joined nationals to revitalize District 2 and initiate expansion. I also love meeting new people from all the different districts and making new friends! The experience you get from traveling, sharing your story as well as hearing everyone else was so enticing!"
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."
Ian Contreras - District II
University of Connectict
Biomedical Engineering Major
"I wanted a chance to be more involved with the FIND inc community. I also wanted to help D2 expand within it's own district and obtain a more prominent presence within FIND."
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!"
Czaerra Ucol - District III
New York University
Asian/Pacific/American Studies Major
“I joined National because I am very passionate about sharing what I learn about Filipino/Filipino American history and culture in my major with our community! I love to teach people and I love making new friends through my involvement in FIND!”
Morgan Williams - District IV
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Computer Science and Digital Media Major
“I joined Nationals because I want to contribute my efforts in spreading Filipino culture. I really love the idea of spreading cultural awareness among the diversities within my district. Also, I look forward to the opportunity to learn more about the Filipino community and be involved with other Philippine American students this year.”
Gem Sapuay - District V
Biological Sciences Major
"FIND Conference and Dialogue is one of the main reasons why I became a National Proxy. Having it been my first FIND events this past year. I was amazed at how many Filipino-American and other diversities of college students became one whole and listened to filipino-american speakers talk about filipino-american identity and also discuss their personal identity through a dialogue. This basically made me fall in love with FIND and their initiative to bring awareness to the importance of discussions on social issues as well as inspire others to find themselves culturally, socially, mentally and physically. This is why I am here today "
Althea Pulido - District V
I joined FIND to share my love for my culture with a bigger family. I came into college not knowing many people, and I was immediately welcomed into my school’s org, PASAS, as if they were my own blood. Soon, I was being handed leadership responsibilities, such as helping PASAS become more recognized at Stockton, planning Conference in 2016, and serving on District V’s Executive Board. I quickly transitioned from being a timid little freshman into a leader who is ready for any challenge. Today I continue to be involved with FIND to give back to the community who shaped me into the person that I am today and in hopes of helping others find their voice.
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.”
Robbie Probadora - District VIII
Kennesaw State University
Biology and Biochemistry Major;
Concentration in Pre-Med
Anthropology and Asian Studies Minor
“ I joined national so I can broaden my knowledge within the Filipino community and networking with in District 8 and FIND Inc. I plan on learning more about the Filipino culture and bring what I have learned to my district and FIND Inc. I hope to be more involved with in District 8 and eventually branch into something larger in the future. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” ~Nelson Mandela”
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!”