Hi everyone! My name is Kirsten Manahan and I'm very honored to serve you as Chairperson this year! A little bit about me -- I'm a third year applied mathematics major and computer science minor originally from Fullerton, CA. I enjoy singing, dancing, and exploring new places and food. I'm a child-at-heart and like to stay optimistic no matter what situation I find myself in. I work as a math tutor and as an office assistant for SDSU's MESA Program. I joined AB Samahan initially because I like to stay in touch with my culture. I also love the welcoming environment and friendly atmosphere created whenever a group of Filipinos get together. The reason I ran to be on Samahan's Executive Board is that I try to challenge myself in every way that I can. Although I've gone through some of my roughest times while being on E-Board, it's something that has shaped who I am at this very moment and I wouldn't change it for the world. I'm excited for this organization and to see all that the 2017-2018 school year brings!