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MAV (he/him)

4th Year Health Communication Major with a Minor in Sociology

Academic Coordinator

Alright people, let's do this one last time. WHATS GOOOOOOD KASAMAS! We are up and we are vibing. My name is M****** aka MAV aka mav but never “Mav.” My pronouns are he/him/his and I am a Fourth Year Health Communication Major with a Minor in Sociology. I serve as your Academic Coordinator of AB Samahan for the 2022-2023 term. As Academic Coordinator, I cover all grounds regarding your educational success, inside and outside of this institution. I aim to focus on the holistic development of y’all as my people and ensure that we are consistently doing everything we can to unlearn and learn.

 

A bit about myself, I was born and raised locally here in SD,CA. 1904 forever baybeeeee yenamsayin! But I spent my adolescence in Mira Mesa before moving to Southeast San Diego during middle school. Crazy how a few miles can add a culture shock. 858 and 619, it’s all love to Manila Mesa and PH always though. My favorite colors are shades of green, alongside indigo blue. I love ramen and I know it in my soul that pineapple DOES belong on pizza. I listen to EDM, RNB, Hip Hop, with notable names like San Holo, Illenium, and P-Lo taking some of the top slots on my list. If you’re actually reading this and find me at GBM, go ahead and mention how I also rock with hella old OPM as well for a free high five. Aside from that, I dabble a bit in Spoken Word Poetry and am fascinated with art from any medium.  I have a fascination with any conversation that gets deep into talking about identity, the SELF, and legacy, so if you tryna get into that dialogue then yardy know I’m down to clown. Although I was born here in the United States, my lived experiences are rooted in that of resilience, and not necessarily out of choice. From my Lolo acting as an albularyo/faith healer (I still wear his anting-anting/amulet around my neck) to my uncles who’ve worked in Alaskan canneries and Hukbalahap Tito Lolos who fought to defend the Philippines against the Japanese in WWII, this struggle runs deep. When I move, my ancestors move with me.

Informally, beyond the role of Academic Coordinator, my purpose is to help facilitate these hard conversations and to help guide y’all into being able to eventually facilitate this dialogue with members of your own community, whether that means family, friends, or otherwise. If any of y’all need anything at all, whether that is music recs, boba, or getting into these spiraling conversations, please do not be afraid to seek me out. I’ll be here.

 

In Solidarity,

MAV

“MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT!”

 

Socials: 

ig: @vinasaur_, @absoarboard

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/makibaka/

email: academic@absamahan.org