As Founder, I was the lead organiser of the first student-run culture festival to celebrate the Philippines - FiliFest 2019. I took part in every aspect of the planning process of this event such as:
After more than a year of establishing the foundation of FiliFest, and having more than tripled the size of the original committee, my focus is now more on the sustainability of FiliFest and in growing our Committee members. In order for FiliFest to grow, the Committee must grow with it.
As Chairperson, I head the Executive Team. I oversee and review all functions and projects of FiliFest, intervening when necessary for smoother operations. I create and decide on strategies, and I have the ultimate decision on the direction of FiliFest.
I prefer to assume the role of Quality Assurance Manager, in which I describe this as assisting all teams/projects in order to assure quality work from all functions. By taking on a role similar to most officers and working with/under Chiefs, I not only offer an extra pair of hands but it also helps me to understand how to improve the internal operations of FiliFest.
If I'm not doing FiliFest then I'm most likely focusing on my degree (I study Mathematics MSci at UCL) or expanding my knowledge and skill set. I value constant learning and improving myself, and I tend to explore new ventures from fashion design, teaching and any other projects I set for myself.
Chief Executive Officer
With the size of Committee and the expansion of our operations, FiliFest continuously strives for greater heights.
Outside of FiliFest, I am an Economics student at the University of Bath with a focus on international development, trade and relations. I am working towards learning a new language, reigniting my love for dance, improving on calligraphy and editing, and trying out all the bubble tea places in London!