Hi hi! Pam/Spam/Pamela here and excited to be your president this school year! I hope that I can make FCA the kind of family it was made for me that can help you feel welcomed, have fun, and find what it means to be Filipino and Filipino-American.
Helloooo! Good day to you! Who am I, you ask? I’m Albert, Physics Major and lifeguard extraordinaire, and I’m your Vice President for the 2018-2019 school year! My interests? I have an uncontrollable love for musicals, bubble tea, and anything made of chocolate. Ever since freshman year, my memories with FCA have been absolutely unforgettable, and I can’t wait to help create those memories for everyone else! Our eboard has a lot in store for you all, so get ready for a great year 😀
Hi, my name’s JASON VARGAS and you probably recognize me as last year’s Webmaster. Things have changed and I’ve somehow found myself in the Treasurer position. How? Blood, sweat, tears, and lots of love for this wonderful organization. That’s how. Now what am I gonna do as Treasurer? I’m gonna make money and I’m gonna spend money. The rest is a mystery. Now, who am I? I’m a senior studying Computer Science with a minor in Statistics, so numbers are my speciality. I love playing Fortnite, eating pupusas, and hanging out with the homies, so if you can relate, then hit me up! I look forward to a great time this year, so let’s make it great together.
Hai hai! Ako po ay si Nessa Rillorta and ako po ang secretary ngayon taon! I am super excited to be back on eboard and to make this last year count. I have grown with FCA so much these past few years, which is why I have decided to dedicate one more year. What makes FCA so special is that you can always find a family within it. Family is such an important aspect of the Filipino culture already and I love that FCA embodies that. I want to make it my personal goal this year to make sure that everyone feels that magic and love. I am a coffee-addict, Harry Potter fanatic, cheese lover, Netflix binger geek. I’m also just a low-key introvert so s/o to my fellow introverts out there!
What’s good y’all? I’m Aiko, this year’s Director of Public Relations ready to inform errbody about upcoming FCA events! FCA’s been my home since my very first day of college so it’s been incredible to experience and witness the love and support each and every single person in this organization gives to each other no matter how involved they are :’) If you want to know a little about me, I’m an Architecture major and Korean Studies Minor which means, yes, I do live the kpop stan life so hit me up if you love and/or are interested in kpop in the slightest! If not, I’m always down to talk or even just grab some food 😀
Hello! I’m Aisac (pronounced like the name Isaac) and I am super excited to be your Community Service Chair this year! I’m a Government Major with an International Relations Concentration and I love going on long walks and trying new foods. FCA has become a second family to me and my community at UMD. I hope to inspire FCA members to get involved, both on-campus and in the larger Filipino and Filipino-American communities.
Hey!!! What’s up to whoever’s reading this! I’m Harvey, sophomore bioengineering major and one of your cultural chairs for this year! As your cultural chairs, Melanie and I are excited to learn more about Filipino and Filipino-American culture with all of you! Whether it’s the history, dances, food (oh yes, the food), or many other things, I’m sure there’s something within Filipino/Fil-Am culture that we can all enjoy! In my free time, you can catch me playing video games (probably league), getting way too emotional over a k-drama (recommend me some!), or trying to hide from my responsibilities through hours of random Youtube videos. I’m excited to have an amazing year with y’all in FCA and I’m sure we’ll have a great time!!!
Hallo hallo! I’m Melanie (Mel or Melon works, too) and I’m one of your co-cultural chairs for the year!! FCA has become such a big part of my life and has really become my family. The parts of FCA that have been especially inspiring and empowering to me (and I can see it in other people, too!!) are the cultural events — like cultural retreat and cultural dance workshops. This year I hope to give someone else an empowering experience, give back, listen, learn, and watch our family grow :’)) If you wanna know about me though — I’m a public health science major who loves psych and is trying really hard to figure out what I want my future to look like professionally and academically — sometimes it just be like that. Definitely healthcare though — and probably nursing (didn’t see that coming did ya). Other than that, I love dogs, traveling, Kitchen Nightmares, and spending my free time with the people I love :’) I hope we can make this an unforgettable year together!!
Hey guys! My name is Jonathan Ortega (Jon, Jonathan, Ortega, whatever makes it easier) and I am one of your D6 reps for 2018-2019. I am a Kinesiology major and have high hopes to become a physical therapist in the near future. My intertests and hobbies include photography, videography, video games, sports such as basketball and football, and just a bunch of other miscellaneous things. I’d like to see myself as a man of many trades because you’d be surprised to see how much I know and what I can do. I’m looking forward to meeting more people this upcoming year; whether new or returning FCA memebers or other Filipino members in various organizations across the D6 region. A goal of mine this year is to create more unity within our organization and between the other schools in the district. I hope to hear thoughts and opinions from general body to further acheive my goal while making me a better D6 rep; and a better person.
Hello~ I’m Anthony!!!! 😛 One of your District VI representatives for the 2018-2019 school year. Nice to meet you!! (wait didn’t meet you yet maybe, but I’d love to 😀 lol) Welcome to UMCP FCA! It’s great to have you :). I’m a computer science major and with my those skills I aim to be like Spiderman…….So! I love cute things like rilakkuma plushies and those fluffy stickers on fb messenger :3 I love anime and playing videos games (PS4: tofu0boy10, Lets play fortnite or rocketleague sometime 🙂 ) I also love EDM, playing piano and tennis. Ill try to not be crazy silly around you but it’ll be hard haha. This year is going to be great one and being a part of District VI is great way to add a new dynamic to our lives. What is D6? It’s a great way to connect with Fil-Am college community from many campuses across the DMV area where we can come together to learn about our shared culture, promote unity, and of course have fun with new friends from everywhere and old friends right here in College Park. It’s easy to get involved! Just say hey Anthony :). I’ll probably say hi back 😀 Welcome to UMCP FCA! It’s great to have you 🙂
Wasgud!? I’m Roman Josh, but I usually go by Josh. I am a Pre-Nursing student and I’ll be your Men’s Sports Coordinator for the 2018-2019 school year! If you wanna learn a little about me, I’m a lacrosse player, an avid gamer, and I love anything to do with music. My mission for this year is to promote that kind of trustworthy and respectable Filipino spirit in our athletics. My partner Rosamae and I are excited to serve this organization and help everyone, and ourselves, to grow throughout this year.
Hello Hello! I’m Rosamae and I’m excited to be your Women’s Sports Coordinator this year! I am a Pyschology and Pre-Dermatology major, obsessed with weightlifting (peep my fitness IG!) and eating (Iron Age, Popeyes, churros, ju know it). Personally, family always comes first and that’s what FCA is to me. With my Co-Sports Coordinator, Josh, we welcome you to FCA and can’t wait to share great memories with y’all at our sporting events, GBMs, and everything in between!
Hello, I’m Leanne! I’m a junior hearing and speech major / human development minor. I’ll be your Design and Publication Editor for this term. Being a part of this org has been such a growth story for me so this year, I’m hoping that you’ll experience the same wave and get snatched by FCA ;)… starting with our aesthetics. My mission is to (attempt) to wow people with these graphics/hypewear designs and foster a sense of family/oneness with a new terrapinoise blog! If you’re interested in sharing your story/art/music/photos/bullet journal lists/any other interests, message me ASAP so we can get FCA fam hip! I love Daniel Caesar, dark chocolate, arting/dancing, stationery, and scary movies. A major fact about me is that I might as well pay rent at KFT at this point. Speaking of, I’m always free for some talks and bbt so hmu for them good vibes :’) Hope to see you guys more!
Helllooooo I’m Lorraine and I take pictures and make videos I guess. I’m a junior majoring in Information Science specializing in data science. I’m left handed and laugh at everything. I appreciate well made playlists and romcoms. I don’t trust people who listen to albums on shuffle. I mess heavy with Oegadgib and if you don’t know what that is, hit me up and we’ll on a date 😉 Looking forward to capturing all your beautiful faces this year !!
Heyo! I’m Neil and I’ll be your webmaster this year! I’m a Computer Science major looking for a minor (which will hopefully help with taking care of this website). I love playing video games (League/CS:GO), wasting time on YouTube, and reading! I’m born and raised in MoCo, but am always trying to learn more about our culture. I’d love to help make this a great year for everyone by doing my part on board!
Hi, I’m Dominic (you can call me Dom too 😁) and I’m one of your Freshman Reps!! I am a General Bio major with an Asian American Studies minor. I’m also a Pre-Med student (big yikes 😬). Even though I‘m just freshie, I’m honored to be a part of this organization and super excited to meet all of you guys, especially my class!! I know it’s nerve-wracking meeting new people and doing new things, but I’m here to make sure you’re not alone with all of that 😊. I hope I can help create the family vibes that “trapped” me here and foster a community that will always believe in you before you believe in yourself 😉. I love movies, dancing, anime, eating anything good, kpop, video games (HALO), and my culture 🇵🇭. I hope to meet all of yall and welcome to FCA UMCP!
Hihii! I’m Jiana, one of your freshman reps this year! I’m a freshman (whoa rly) majoring in Biology and potentially minoring in Neuroscience. I’m p awkward lolzz and I’m a big bookworm (esp Harry Potter and Heroes of Olympus) and love anything related to art and movies (like Star Wars and Studio Ghibli). I also have a v healthy addiction to boba:) I skipped class to go to the first GBM and I’ve been hooked ever since. Hopefully, I can help you find the same sense of family I found in FCA!