Interests

None

Professional Organizations

National Press Photographers Association - (2016) News Video Workshop #Y56 Alumni

Asian American Journalists Association
-  (2010-2012) Los Angeles Chapter Board Director, (2011) Detroit VOICES program recipient, (2014) Washington, D.C. Convention Panel Speaker, (2016) San Diego Chapter President

Radio Television Digital News Association - (2008-2012)  California State University, Northridge Chapter President, (2016) Member

California Chicano News Media Association - (2010-2011) Member

Asian Pacific Americans @ NBCUniversal - (2014-Present) Moderator, Panel Speaker 

Associated Press Television Radio Association - (2013-Present) APTRA Academy Mentor

Giving Back

One of the most fulfilling experiences of my life involved building a home in less than 24 hours with Casas De Luz for a family in need in Tijuana, Mexico. I am a food services volunteer at the San Diego Rescue Mission where I help serve dinner for homeless clients. I've joined the American Red Cross as an Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid certified volunteer for Disaster Services. I also take pride in my Filipino heritage and serve as an emcee for local Filipino-American events such as the Philippine American Celebration at the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial and the 2014 Empowerment Conference for National Federation of Filipino American Associations. I cover a lot of stories involving communities and people in need. These organizations allow me to help them in a more tangible and direct way. Giving back keeps me close to what's important and it reminds me where I came from.