“Hi there! My name is Joel Vazquez and I have the honor of serving as FCA’s President for the 2015 to 2016 school year. I like sweets, traveling, and laughing, and if you do not find me at the FCA table in front of Taco Bell at Stamp, then I can be found reading, napping, or munching on something!
I and the rest of the Executive Board have a great year ahead and we can’t wait to experience it with you! If you have any questions or you just want to hang out, stop by the FCA Table, come into an Eboard meeting, or shoot any of us an email. I look forward to this year and I hope to experience it with you!”
“Hi, my name is Margaret Magnaye and my last name is hard to pronounce, but if you get it wrong the first time, that’s okay! I am honored to be serving as FCA’s Vice President for the 2015-2016 school year. I am a senior studying Hearing and Speech Sciences and I hope to become a Speech Pathologist one day. I have an old soul but I’m young in heart! I always have a smile and hug to spare so don’t be shy 🙂
I’ve been in FCA since my Freshman year and I would be lying to you if I said this group hasn’t been like a family to me for these past three years. This place has given me a home to be myself and the people in it have pushed me to become person I am today. I hope that you come out and join us. This family has more than enough room for you to join, so I hope to meet you soon!”
“Hey everyone! I’m Josh Tan, the Treasurer of the Filipino Cultural Association. I’m in charge of all the money!! Anyway I hope you come to our events and enjoy the wonderful year with us! Just hit me up if you like anime, basketball, video games, and most of all: FCA. Have a great day!”
“Hello! I’m Dan Tamayo, and I will be serving as your secretary for the upcoming year. I am a senior in the Materials Science and Engineering department, am a graduate of the Global Communities program, and intend to go into green energy research upon graduating. Miscellaneous interests include Kingdom Hearts, the color orange, and volunteering. I look forward to working with and for you all this coming year, and will put my best foot forward to keeping events running smooth. If you’re ever interested in suggesting events, or just have questions, feel free to ask me! As secretary I reserve rooms and keep record of meeting minutes, so if you need an update on what’s what and upcoming events then come talk to me.”
“Mabuhay pamilya! I’m Christine Bersabal, your DPR for the 2015-2016 school year. I am so excited to promote and represent FCA this year and hope that you will get involved too! Around campus you can see me playing Tetris, listening to Hip-Hop, and pursuing my dreams of becoming a Mechanical Engineer. After you follow FCA on social media, give a girl a new follower. My handle for everything is ST33NS. Feel free to talk to me about anything!”
“Hello, my name is Eric Flores. I’m the Community Service Chair for FCA. I am also a sophomore and majoring in Kinesiology. I love volleyball, food, and hugs!!! I’m also from the moco area, where I be reppin, chillin, and foolin. You can find me in the library, gym, or at the Subway. I am looking forward to this school year, and I can’t wait to meet and become friends with everyone!! As Community Service Chair, I will be planning events that will allow people to give back to the community. Let’s all make the most of the upcoming school year! I’ll see you around.”
“Hi there! My name is Gabby and I am one of the two Cultural Chairs! This year I hope to help you fall in love with the filipino culture just like I did. Whether it’s cultural dances or filipino food, there’s so much to enjoy about our amazing culture. There will be plenty of cultural performances and other events this year for everyone to learn all about it, so please come out! Outside of FCA, I like art, shopping, Bruno Mars, and taking naps. If you have any questions about culture, FCA, or you just need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to come say hi :)”
“Hey there! My name is Rochielle Canare and I am honored to serve as one of your Cultural Chairs for the 2015-2016 school year.
As Cultural Chair, I serve as a guide to help you navigate Filipino and Filipino American culture. Whether you identify as Filipino or not, there is definitely something here for everyone because FCA is an encouraging space where we can all share our experiences and find the commonalities in our different backgrounds. I enjoy discussing things like diversity, multiculturalism, and identity. I also love making music, eating, watching vines, and having spontaneous adventures!
If you have a question or just want someone to talk to, feel free to reach out to me! I am always open to meeting new people :)”
“A combination of sugar, rice, and awesome advice. I’m Pamela, but call me Spammy. I’m one of your D6 Representatives for the 2015-2016 school year. I’m a sucka for pugs, BBQ chips, and binge-watching movies. I’m studying Biology and Education to be a teacher, and I love getting to know people from far and wide. If you’re interested in how to be part of the bigger community of universities and colleges around the DMV area (District Six), D6 Reps are your go-to friends. Peace, love, FCA!”
“Hey everybody! My name is Rafael, but you all can call me Raffi! This year, I will be one of your District 6 representatives. As an FCA family we are a part of a bigger District 6 family. My partner Pamela and I have the goal of getting all of FCA more involved with the larger collegiate Filipino community. Some of my hobbies include playing soccer and basketball, working on computers, and hanging out with friends. If you have any questions regarding FCA, District 6, or just want to talk and hangout, feel free to e-mail or text me anytime.”
“Hiiii! I’m Karina Gulanes, the new Female Sports Coord! I love singing, eating and traveling. But most of all I love meeting new people and my friends and family. I can’t wait to play with everyone, to workout, to sweat and to have fun. Honestly, I am not skilled in sports but I can hustle and I have the passions to fight through. I believe that a sport relieves stress and creates trust and teamwork. Feel free to contact me to workout, study, talk or anything. FCA is a family and your Eboard is there for extra support. I want to broaden the spectrum for sports, if you have any ideas, please tell me. Who knows, a paint ball game would be awesome or tone it down to a Nerf Gun Battle!”
“What’s up Fam!!! My name is Ryan Umagat and I’ll be your Male Sports Coordinator for the 2015–2016 school year! Along with my partner Karina, it is our job to unite the general body through physical activity and sports, and to promote healthiness and an active lifestyle throughout FCA! We are the ones to talk if you are interested in playing ANY intramural sport, Turkey Bowl, and/or D6 Basketball! During my free time, you can find me at Eppley lifting weights, playing basketball, swimming, or hitting the bag and doing martial arts upstairs! I also like playing the guitar, going on hikes, getting demolished at League, and trying new things! Don’t be afraid to hit me up if you have any questions, comments or concerns, or if you just wanna hang out!
P.S. I really really like FroYo and Bubble Tea…”
“Hi everyone! My name is Junelle Rivera and I’m your 2015-2016 Design and Publication Editor. I’m currently majoring in mechanical engineering, but when I’m not too busy studying I love watching tv shows and hanging out with my bffs Daenerys Targaryen and Stiles Stilinski. As DPE, I’m here to let your voice be heard and your creativity be seen! If you have a passion for writing or art, or simply would like a friend, feel free to talk to me!
“What’s up ya’ll! My name is Khaleed Robinson and I’m pleased to serve as your Historian for the 2015-2016 school year! When I’m not behind the camera you’ll be sure to find me out running, watching anime, or on the dance floor with the Modern crew!
I can’t wait to start documenting all of the memories that we’ll share this year and If you ever need a new profile picture just gimme a shout! With the push of a button and a flick of the wrist, I’ll be sure to take a pic that you couldn’t resist ;P”
“Hello, World! My name is Ryan Mavilia, but you will usually hear people refer to me as ‘White Rice.’ There are two Ryans on this E-Board so you can call me whatever you want. This 2015-2016 school year I am very excited to be in office as FCA’s Webmaster! Currently I am a sophomore computer science student who is interested in cooking, fitness, and education. I enjoy doing impersonations of people and my favorite thing in this world is making people laugh! I am always open to new ideas for our site or a discussion about anything tech related.”
“Hey! I’m Caryn Pasking and I’m one of this year’s freshman reps! When I’m not dying from studying, I’m usually chilling with friends or watching Parks & Rec. Whether it be for a hike or for a movie, I’m down to hang out anywhere. I also love telling stories as much as I love hearing them from people.
If you’re looking for a family away from home, FCA is definitely there to welcome all people, Filipino or not. Everyone is chill, funny, and super nice and my partner, Alex, and I are here to prove that to you! Especially to you freshmen out there, FCA has a lot of fun to offer from simple gatherings to cultural get-togethers so don’t be afraid to come out!”
“Hey there! I’m Alex Davis and I am the male Freshman Rep! I am currently majoring in Kinesiology, but when I’m not dealing with school, I enjoy playing basketball, rugby, football, listening to music and just hanging out with friends. As your Freshman Reps, Caryn and I will show you just how great being a part of the FCA can be. If you see me around, don’t be afraid to say hi and chat!”