Executive board

 
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Enzo Cariño

president

My name is Enzo Carino and I hold the President position. I am based in Dallas, TX and I am currently studying First-Year Engineering here at Purdue. Personality-wise, I ride the fine line between a 1983 Toyota Corolla GT-S Twin Cam 1.6L and a strong advocator of the show The Golden Girls. My favorite foods include a perfectly fried batch of tater tots from Wiley Dining Court, the Frisco Melt at any Steak-N-Shake, and a well-seasoned plate of Chicken 65 from your favorite Indian restaurant. I really enjoy looking at cars that I probably will never afford, and my favorite Star Wars installment is Revenge of the Sith. My favorite song of all time is Firework by Katy Perry, and I am the biggest fan of the show Gilmore Girls without even having seen a single episode. My favorite Spongebob episode is the one where Doodlebob almost erases Spongebob from existence, and my favorite character from Avatar: The Last Airbender is either Toph or Zuko. Apart from that, I hope that PFA has a successful and prosperous year!

 

 
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Renz Buenavista

Vice President Internal

Hey! I'm currently a sophomore majoring in Kinesiology. I'm a pretty open-minded guy so I'm always down to try new things, but some of the stuff I do regularly are: Working Out to get SWOLE, Reading, Mastering The Art of Tea Making, Grinding on RPGs, Playing the oh so sweet tunes of the Saxophone, and admiring fits on r/MalefashionAdvice on reddit. Ever since I've joined this organization, PFA has opened my eyes on what it's like to be a Filipino, and helped me embrace my identity and share it to others when there was no outlet for me to do so previously. I hope you find PFA to be as welcoming and encouraging as I found it to be.

 
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Michelle Dixon

Vice President external

Hey y’all! I’m a senior majoring in Biological and Food Process Engineering with a minor in Religious Studies. I like Ghibli movies, leg day, The xx, and anything green tea flavored. PFA has helped me gain a deeper understanding of my identity as a Filipina and allowed me to share the Filipino culture with people who feel just as passionately about celebrating it. Being involved with PFA has given me countless experiences that have shaped who I am. This organization has brought me some of my best friends and memories, and I hope to help everyone in PFA find the same sense of belonging and love for our culture.

 
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Sachi Rajadnya

Treasurer

Sachi Rajadnya is this year’s treasurer, a sophomore in Electrical Engineering. She likes video games, motorcycles, anime, volleyball, and getting on the GAIN TRAIN. Last year, she was our co-event coordinator with Enzo Cariño. Hang out with her; she loves face masks.

 

Emma Espinosa

Secretary

Hello everyone! I’m Emma and I’m currently a sophomore. I’m triple majoring in Global Studies, Law & Society, and Spanish, in hopes of becoming an immigration lawyer in the future. When I’m not studying, you can find me drawing, watching films, sleeping in public places, spending too much money on iced coffee, and excessively wearing my denim jacket. I joined PFA recently to become more in touch with my Filipino half and to meet new people. I’m constantly impressed by the strong community that PFA provides, as well as their devotion to appreciating Filipino culture. I’m excited to see what the upcoming semester has in store for PFA!

 
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AJ Zepeda

Cultural Chair

Mabuhay! I am currently a junior majoring in genetics. My hobbies include painting, dancing, traveling, and falling. I like green tea, pizza rolls, anime, and free things. Fun Fact: I cannot hear out of my right ear. My time in PFA has allowed me to grow and step out of my comfort zone. In only a year, I've made some of my closest friends and created many memories with this organization. I love being able to share my love for my culture with everyone in PFA as well the Purdue community. I hope that all new members share and experience the same love for PFA and the Filipino culture because I love my PFAm!

 
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Caroline Cudal

Event coordinator

Hello, Everyone !!! My name is Caroline Cudal, and I am a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Some of my hobbies include laughing, trampoline-ing, & waving at people who are actually waving at the person behind me. Growing up, I was not connected to my Filipino culture, but PFA has helped me to embrace who I am as a Filipino-American. Ever since joining PFA, I have learned the importance of my culture and to be proud of it. I'm extremely excited to welcome any new members this semester brings and hope they find love & appreciation for our community.

 

JUNIOR BOARD

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Rachel Rulla

Junior vice president external

Hey, I'm Rachel Rulla and I'm this semester's Junior Vice President External! I am a freshman currently in FYE, hoping to transition to BME. Other than face masks and skincare, I love sleeping, dancing, memes, and traveling. Fun fact: my favorite dog of all time is a corgi, preferably the chunky ones. Growing up in my hometown I would say I was moderately connected to my culture, but through PFA I have learned more than I could ever know about growing up as a Filipino American. PFA has helped me embrace and appreciate my culture more than I ever have.

 
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TJ Angeles

Junior Vice President Internal

Hi everyone, my name is Tyrus Julian Angeles, better known as TJ, and I am this semester’s Junior Vice President Internal! I am a freshman currently enrolled under First Year Engineering and hoping to transition into Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Environmental/Ecological Engineering! I like to sing and dance- sometimes a little too much. Other than that, I enjoy playing video games, running when I have some free time, and being with my friends. Outside of spending my time with PFA and the countless friends I have made in this organization, I am also the Training Team Director of VariAsian: Kpop Cover Dance Team.

PFA has catalyzed a lot of positive changes in my life and has allowed me to focus on aspects of my identity that I have neglected before, which is something I am endlessly grateful for. My college transition was easy, and it is thanks to PFA for providing me with all the support, all the resources, and all the people that I could have asked for. I am ecstatic to work with everyone and hope this semester in PFA is fruitful for all!

 

Jacob Galvez

Junior Treasurer

Hello! My name is Jacob Galvez and I’m this semesters junior treasurer. I am currently a freshman in first year engineering planning to go into the electrical engineering program. My hobbies include playing guitar, playing basketball, listening to music, and drinking boba. After joining PFA in the fall semester, I met so many people and made a lot of friends which is something that wouldn’t have happened if i hadn’t joined. This organization is like a huge family and I’ve enjoyed all the events and activities that I’ve attended. I look forward to all the upcoming events and meeting more people!

 
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Matthew Nugraha

Junior Secretary

Hey !! My name is Matt Nugraha and I’m from Orange County, California :) ) I am currently a freshman studying business management and this year I will be your junior secretary !! I’m a huge camera/film guy and love to work with other creative people. PFA have been such a blast to join and they’ve been so open and friendly to really make my transition into college smoothly. I’m super excited to be working everyone and hope to make more memories with PFA !!

 

 
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William Delacruz

Junior cultural chair

Hello! My name is William Delacruz, I am a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry. When I'm not getting bread I enjoy sleeping, eating, getting boba, talking about basketball, getting big in the gym, and eating more food. Ever since I have been involved with PFA I have embraced a side of myself I often forgot about, and I cannot be more grateful to the people and the environment that have allowed me to become who I am now. This organization has given me friends I hope to keep in my life way past college and hopefully more down the line. I look forward to what is in store not only for me but for PFA!

 
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JP Liban

Junior Event coordinator

Hey y’all my name is JP and I’m from Los Angeles, CA. I didn’t really expect to find so many Filipinos in The Middle of Nowhere, IN but I am so grateful to have a wonderful and loving PFAM around me all the time. I really like playing the ukulele so catch me any time singing bars having a good time. Excited for the new semester to make it PFA’s best yet.

 

PCN Directors

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Gwynelle Condino

Hello! I’m Gwynelle Condino, one of your PCN Directors. I’m a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering and (hopefully) minoring in Linguistics. I’m OBSESSED with Coco and love all things cinema. KDramas are my jam, I’m down to watch (almost) any anime, and finger guns are my specialty. This is only my second year in PFA, but it definitely feels much longer. This organization really helped me understand myself better by allowing me to embrace my heritage. It’s also full of extremely fun people that I feel like everyone can just vibe with. I’m very excited to meet new people and I hope everyone decides to join PCN because it’s honestly such a great experience. How exciting! Let’s all have a great year together!

 
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Keifer Sagarino

Hey there! My name is Keifer Sagarino and I’m one of your PCN Coordinators! I’m a Sophomore entering Aerospace Engineering and I come all the way from Mullica Hill, NJ. When I’m not with PFA, I volunteer with the homeless of Lafayette, find new music to listen to, or am busy stuffing myself with food. I’m excited to meet all the new PFA members and PCN performers this year and can’t wait to be working with everyone during PCN! PFA has been essential to my time here at Purdue and I honestly couldn’t imagine what college would be like without all the people I’ve met since I’ve joined. Can’t wait to see you all around campus!

 

 

PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

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Chloe Garces

Wazzup dawg? My name is Chloe Garces, and I’m this year’s performance director! I’m a freshman majoring in Kinesiology and planning on minoring in Studio Art. You can find me either in the arcade playing DDR or eating at the Wiley dining court. I like to spend my time drawing, napping, and playing video games with my friends. I make a lot of Spongebob and Vine references.

So far, my college experience has been so much fun and I’ve made so many memories because of PFA! I’m excited to work with everyone this semester and hope you have a great day :)