Board Members

2021-2022 FIA Board

Executive Board

President


Samantha Dabu

(she/her)

Senior, Human Resource Management Major

Socials:

IG: @samanthajdabu Snapchat: @sjdabuuu Facebook: Sammantha Dabu

FIA FAM: Elite

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “I’m very thankful and proud for all of my board members as they have all worked hard to fulfill their positions. They’ve come very far from where they first started and I’m excited to see how far they’ll go in this organization. My favorite part about being on board is being able to host different types of events that will cater to anyone within FIA! I had an amazing experience my freshman year and it’s very rewarding to give back to my organization and the Filipino-American community!”

Favorite Filipino Food: Lomi <3 best comfort food everrrr

Hobbies: singing, shopping/thrifting, cooking, baking, binge watching grey’s anatomy, and making punch needle rugs ūüôā

Favorite Movie: Monster’s Inc or No Other Woman

Vice President External

Ashley Yabes

(she/her)

Junior, Integrated Health Studies Major

Socials:

IG & Snapchat: ashhliiizzz Facebook: Ashley Yabes 

FIA FAM: Elite

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “My favorite part includes making connections with everyone and being able to plan fun events.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Pork Lomi

Hobbies: Reading and playing Animal Crossing

Favorite Movie: The Truman Show

Vice President External

Mia Catalla

(she/her)

Junior, Urban Education Major

Socials:

IG: @miacatalla Snapchat: mcelxcat Facebook: Mia Catalla

FIA FAM: Fit Fam

Favorite Part About Being on Board: I love being a helping hand in the organization and working hard to make it a safe and supportive space for our members.

Favorite Filipino Food: Bicol Express

Hobbies: Watching Kdramas, Playing Video Games with friends, and Cooking

Favorite Movie: Must Be Love

Vice President Internal

Matthew Villalon

(he/him)

Junior, Biochemistry Major

Socials:

IG: @m.villain, Facebook: Matthew Villalon

FIA FAM: Modern

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Running AKA and helping people make more meaningful friendships and connections.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Longanisa

Hobbies: Playing instruments (Piano and guitar), dancing, watching movies, videogames (Valorant, Warframe, League)

Favorite Movie: Ratatouille

Treasurer

Megan Lu

(she/her)

Junior, Accounting Major 

Socials:

IG: @Megan.v.lu   Snapchat: megsluvsu4   Facebook: Megan Lu 

FIA FAM: Modern

Favorite Part About Being on Board:¬†“Being part of the process in nurturing this wonderful community with a variety of fun activities and social networks! <3”

Favorite Filipino Food: Dinuguan

Hobbies: Playing Games: Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Terreria, Stardew Valley, Bloons TD (no League of Legends or Valorant), Knitting/Crocheting, Baking, Watching Animes/Kdramas, Listening to music 

Favorite Movie: Dang that’s difficult, Coco?

Secretary

Zachary Lavengco

(he/him)

Junior, Computer Science Major

Socials:

IG: @checkary Facebook: Zachary Lavengco

FIA FAM: Modern

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Helping General Body have a great time”

Favorite Filipino Food: Kare Kare

Hobbies: Valorant, RL, Keyboards, Karuta

Favorite Movie: Spirited Away

Core Board

Cultural Coordinator

Angelo Luis Battung

(he/him)

Sophomore, Special Education Major

Socials:

IG: @lowkeyangelo Facebook: Angelo Luis Battung

FIA FAM: Elite

Favorite Part About Being on Board:¬†“Favorite part about being on board is getting to meet new faces everyday that come from different backgrounds.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Sisig

Hobbies: Singing, making tiktoks, thrifting

Favorite Movie: Just The Way You Are – Enrique Gil & Liza Soberano

Cultural Coordinator

Matthew Villalon

(he/him)

Junior, Biochemistry Major

Socials:

IG: @m.villain, Facebook: Matthew Villalon

FIA FAM: Modern

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Running AKA and helping people make more meaningful friendships and connections.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Longanisa

Hobbies: Playing instruments (Piano and guitar), dancing, watching movies, videogames (Valorant, Warframe, League)

Favorite Movie: Ratatouille

FIA’Liwan Coordinator

Alex Sayavongs

(he/him)

Senior Information & Decision Sciences Major

Socials:

IG: @alex.sayavongs Facebook: Alex Sayavongs

FIA FAM: Royal

Favorite Part About Being on Board:¬†“My favorite part is helping put things together for general body to enjoy!.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Sisig

Hobbies: Apex Legends i am plat now :^) , I also love playing tennis

Favorite Movie: White Chicks Baybeeeee

FIA’Liwan Coordinator

Mariel Malit

(she/her)

Junior, Health Science Major

Socials:

Facebook: Mariel Blanco

FIA FAM: Royal

Favorite Part About Being on Board:¬†“My favorite part about being on Board is working with fellow board members to plan and hold events that allow people to have fun and bond with each other! I also love to showcase the performances of our amazing Liwan members :)”

Favorite Filipino Food: Taho

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, practicing martial arts, and playing video games

Favorite Movie: Mean Girls

Modern Coordinator

Nathan Gorospe

(he/him)

5th Year, Nursing Major

Socials:

IG: @nathangorospe Snapchat: iamnathan17 Facebook: Nathan J Gorospe

FIA FAM: Modern

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Being able to lead a team who shares the same ambitions and goals in dance as well as providing opportunities for dancers to grow and vibe along with other dancers.”¬†

Favorite Filipino Food: Sisig

Hobbies: Dance, Sleep, Workout, Woodwork, and collect Nike merch. 

Favorite Movie: Spiderman: No Way Home 

Modern Coordinator

Cait Castillo

(she/her)

Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering Major

Socials:

IG: @cait.cast Facebook: Caitlyn Ciruelas Castillo

FIA FAM: Elite

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Board is such a friendly group of people who are also such hardworkers! I love being a part of a team that is able to put together such fun events and subgroups :)”

Favorite Filipino Food: Kare kare

Hobbies: Dancing, reading, working out, going to cafes, and trying new foods

Favorite Movie: Parasite

Athletic Coordinator

Ev Lu

(she/her)

Junior, Teaching of English Major 

Socials: 

IG: @evjeanlu SC: evpuff Facebook: Evelyn Lu

FIA FAM: Fit

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “I love the connections I get to make with new members, and the sense of family and community that we have together in FIA. I wanted to contribute to FIA as an organization because of how amazing it was my Freshman year :)”

Hobbies: I love running, being outside, and just being active! If anything involves moving your body then I’ll most likely enjoy it. I also love fashion and keeping up with the latest trends and whatnot.¬†

Favorite Movie: Any Marvel Movie

Athletic Coordinator

Julian Hero Ramirez

(he/him)

Junior, Civil Engineering Major

Socials: 

IG: @hero_2501 Snapchat: h3ro_2501 Facebook: Julian Ramirez

FIA FAM: Fit

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “Getting to know and interact with general body.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Biko

Hobbies: DJ, Skateboard, Valorant, Workout, various martial arts

Favorite Movie: Kung Fu Panda

Public Relations Officer 

Karen Cumba

(she/her)

Junior, Psychology Major

Socials:

IG: @karen.cumba Snapchat: babyyfacee1 Facebook: Karen Chloe

FIA FAM: Royal

Favorite Filipino Food: Adobo

Hobbies: Video games, spending money, upgrading my keyboard every time I’m bored, fashion, candles, reading, listening to music and making random playlists of them, not being able to sit still, stress

Favorite Movie: interstellar or one direction: this is us or we bare bears <3

Public Relations Officer

Earl Penados

(he/him)

Junior, Nutrition Science Major

Socials: IG: urboiurl Facenook: Earl Joshua Penados

FIA FAM: Royal

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “My favorite part about being on board is being a leader of the organization and helping in organizing events that members can enjoy and look back fondly on.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Longanisa

Hobbies: Basketball, pc gaming, volleyball, working out, boxing

Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo

Social Coordinator

Lauren Dimayuga

(she/her)

Junior, Majors: Rehabilitation Sciences and Disability & Human Development, Minor: Psychology

Socials:

IG: @laurendimayuga  Snapchat: @laurenashley011 Facebook: Lauren Dimayuga

FIA FAM: GMP

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “My favorite part about being on board is that it allows me to give new members the same welcoming and fun experience I had when I was a freshman! As social coord, I can host fun outings and events that members can enjoy with one another.”

Favorite Filipino Food: Beef Kaldereta

Hobbies: Dancing, Playing Volleyball, Painting/Drawing, Gaming (Val and League)

Favorite Movie: Tangled <333

Cultural Advocacy Chair

Ria Bonjoc

(she/her)

Junior, Kinesiology Major

Socials:

IG: @riririaabonjoc Snapchat: riririaabonjoc1 Facebook: Ria Jessica Bonjoc

FIA FAM: Royal

Favorite Part About Being on Board: “The balance of crackhead and work we have. I love working and having fun with these people <3”

Favorite Filipino Food: Lomi <3 best comfort food everrrr

Hobbies: Singing, playing ukulele, fashion (styling and sewing) playing mahjong LMAO 

Favorite Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 

Fundraising Chair

Ashley Sampang

(she/her)

Freshman, Psychology Major

Socials: IG: ashleysampang, Facebook: Ashley Sampang

FIA FAM: Elite

Favorite Part About Being a Board Member: “Being able to contribute and helping to create the family community in FIA that I felt when I was a general body member!”

Favorite Filipino Food: Kare Kare

Hobbies: Watching anime, writing, hanging out with freinds/family

Favorite Movie: I Want to Eat Your Pancreas 

Historian

Summer Lee

(she/her)

Sophomore – Integrated Health Sciences Major in the Health and Science concentration (Pre-Nursing)

Socials:

IG: summerl2e  Facebook: Summer Lee

FIA FAM: GMP

Favorite Part About Being on Bord: “Being able to take pictures and videos!”

Favorite Filipino Food: Halo Halo

Hobbies: Video Games, playing instruments, and watching anime and kdrama

Favorite Movie: Mugen Train

Webmaster

Liz Gutierrez

(they/he)

Junior, Computer Science Major

Socials:

IG: holy.guard Facebook: Liz Gutierrez

FIA FAM: GMP

Favorite Part About Bing on Board: “Getting to know other people in FIA close and being involved in many creative projects!”

Favorite Filipino Food: Adobo

Hobbies: Drawing, watching anime, playing video games

Favorite Movie: Twilight