My passion for journalism stems from the experiences I've had growing up. I was born in the Philippines and moved to Hawaii when I was seven years old. I could barely speak in English, making it difficult to interact with my peers. After joining the English Language Learner program and sharing the Filipino culture to my classmates during "Show and Tell," I made many friends and even sparked interests in my culture. I learned immediately the importance of bridging the gap between cultures, no matter how young or old you are.
I hope to use the various functions of mass media to highlight the lives of ordinary citizens with remarkable stories.I hope to assist Americans in gaining insight into international events and cultural diversity, which will benefit society since globalization has a massive influence on the United States.I am inspired and committed to bring people together and raise awareness in the world. I am also interested in documentary filmmaking, and I love to create documentaries about various social, educational, and cultural topics.
My hobbies include watching documentary films, horror films (Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and American horror cinema), cooking, eating, and traveling.