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Tereese bangayan

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Hello! My name is Tereese Bangayan and I am a first year Psychology major and minoring in Biology with an emphasis in cellular and molecular biology. I fell in love with psychology when I took an AP course in high school and became intrigued by it. It made me realize that it was something I wanted to pursue for the long term and learn more about it during my academic career. I want to pursue a career within the medical field, but I am still not quite sure what path I want to take. I am a peer mentor in SOAR Board and I am so excited for the upcoming year!


I was born and raised in San Diego and have lived all over the city. I love to listen to music (specifically indie and R&B), take pictures, hang out with friends and exploring San Diego.


I joined AB Samahan to connect with my identity as a Filipino American as well as meet other people who I can feel comfortable with. It has introduced me to so many amazing people and I love everyone who makes it such a great experience. I also wanted to get more involved in college since I didn’t in high school, so joining SOAR Board has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and find opportunities for leadership and helping others along the way. As a peer mentor, I am always here to talk with anything regarding academics. We will also help plan for the High School Conference and the Filipino Graduation Ceremony. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me or any other SOAR Board member for help! I am looking forward to the rest of the year with my peers and meeting new people!

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