My name is Tereese Bangayan (she/her/hers), I am a second year Psychology major and your Academic Coordinator for this upcoming school year! I will be coordinating the High School Conference (which occurs in December) and Filipino Grad (end of spring semester). I also direct SOAR Board, which stands for Student Outreach and Academic Resources. This auxiliary board helps me plan peer tutoring/study sessions and workshops available to all of our members!
I was born and raised in San Diego and have lived here my entire life (boring I know). I typically spend time listening to music, drawing and cooking! A couple of my favorite shows are Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, and The Office. My favorite artists at the moment are UMI, SZA, Aminé, Omar Apollo, and Harry Styles (1d forever <3). I am also very invested in astrology and I have a whole crystal collection hehehe. Before quarantine happened, you can find me constantly eating out with friends and hanging out around campus! I love spontaneous adventures because you make the best memories that way and I am almost down for anything!!
AB Samahan was a blessing in disguise for me. I joined it in hopes to get out of my comfort zone and put myself forward by meeting new people, and best believe I did just that! While I have only been involved for a year, the experiences I’ve made with everyone I have met turned my life around. The transition from high school to college was suddenly not as difficult for me. I made a complete 180 and I will never look back!! For me, I was always lost with my own connection to Filipino culture and AB Samahan helped me find that part of my identity. I can confidently say that I have found my home and life long friends in this organization, and I hope that I can help current and future members do the same!!
Despite this year being virtual (booo), I cannot wait to meet yall and make the best out of this upcoming school year! While this year may be difficult for some of us, I am here for you (as well as Legacy Board)!! I am rooting for ya :)) Don’t be afraid to reach out, I love to meet new people and make more friends!! Stay safe and healthy, and will see yall around soon + please wear your mask!!!!
Here’s my socialzzz if ya want to follow me ;)
Insta and twitter → @tereesebangayan
Snapz → tereese_xo
Spotify (if u want to see what I listen to) → tereese.bangayan