KATRINA ALBERTO &
Hey y’all! My name is Katrina Alberto, I am a second year Business Marketing major, and I am one of your Cooperative Cultural Affairs Coordinators (or Cocos)!
A few things about me are that I love going on photoshoots with friends and just going on spontaneous trips to the beach, around San Diego, and to OC especially. Aside from going on little adventures, I also spend a good amount of my time (and money, sadly) going out to eat and getting boba. Some of my favorite places to eat include Tofu House, Tacos El Gordo, and Pepper Lunch. My favorite boba places include Ding Tea, OO Tea, Camellia Rd., 7Leaves, and Roasting Waters. If you know me, you know I LOVE getting boba and even have a counter for how many times I’ve gotten it in 2018 alone (shameless plug, but check out my counter on my Twitter @kattalberto).
As a new Eboard member, joining AB Samahan was honestly one of the best choices I made last year. Having an older brother who’s a part of the Filipino org at his college and seeing how great his experience has been, I knew I wanted to join AB Samahan when coming to SDSU. As cliché as it sounds, through AB Samahan I truly made some of the best connections and friendships that wouldn’t have been possible had I not became so active in the org.
As one of your Cocos for this school year, our job is to coordinate various Filipinx cultural events including Filipino American History Month, Andrés Bonifacio’s Birthday, and Filipino Cultural Night, which is AB Samahan’s largest event of the year. I chose this position because Filipino culture has always been an integral part of my life, especially because my dad’s active involvement in various Filipino orgs. My brother’s involvement in his Filipino org has also influenced me to become an active member in AB Samahan, especially after watching his Pilipino Culture Night (PCN) every year. I assure you that my co and I have many fun and cultural events planned for you all this year and can’t wait to see y’all there!
If you’ve read all the way through my bio, I hope I could get the chance to know you at any of our events or GBMs this year! If you ever see me around campus or at an event, don’t be scared to come and say hi! I know I have a RBF, but I promise I’m really friendly and would love to talk about anything – Samahan, boba, or whatever! Since I already tagged my Twitter, might as well follow me on Instagram as well @kattalberto ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Hello Everyone! My name is Nemuel Cajudo, I am a second year Computer Engineer major and I am one of your Cooperative Cultural Affairs Coordinators (or Cocos)!
Just a couple things about me, I love being a tourist in my own city! Growing up as a San Diegan, I have come to learn this stigma of how everyone across the nation wants to at least visit San Diego; and as a native myself, I LOVE to go out and experience what many people fly far and wide just to experience. Whether it’s breathtaking sights, delicious food, or the culture, you can always find me discovering new things in my own city. I also like to dance. Urban choreography is something I will always hold dear to my heart because of all the good vibes it brings. I’ve been on the crews iLL Habits and OneTenDanceTeam (110) during my high school years, and now I dance with my “girl” Second to None (220) [if you know then you know]. Dance is my haven to get away sometimes, and everything I got to experience through it is honestly amazing.
Coming into SDSU as a first year, I honestly really thought college was a routine of simply going to school, sitting in lecture, going home, then repeating the process. One day, a really good friend of mine introduced going to an AB Samahan meeting to “test it out”. Immediately after stepping through doors into Park Boulevard, I already knew this organiztion was going to be my second family, my second “home”; and yeah you guessed it, I love the organization and everything it has done for me with all my heart. Ever since then, the connections, the experiences, and the friendships made shifted my college experience to be more desirable.
As one of your Cocos for the school year, our job is to organize and coordinate Filipinx cultural events including Filipino American History Month, Andres Bonifacio’s Birthday, and Filipino Cultural Night. I chose this position because of the hunger to invest into my own identity. I’m Filipino, yet I know minimal about my family, my people, or my origins, yet I grew up understanding the language, the ideals, and the culture. I chose this position to have a better grasp of what it means to be Filipino. Having Filipinx culture as the backbone of our organization has helped me come to realize how prideful I am to be Filipino. Me and my co would definitely love to show everyone what Filipinos have to share in this diverse community, and we have many events planned for they rest of the school year for all of you to check out and enjoy.
Other than that, to whoever reads this, I hope we can get to meet each other whether it’s at a GBM, an event, or just around campus. Say “hi” if you ever see me on campus, I promise im friendly! If you ever have anything Samahan, school, or life related, I’m always here to listen and/or help! Here’s to a productive year, can’t wait to experience it with you all!