Woah hol up… ya look GOOD!!
Anywho, hello! My name is Kira Kaleia Cortez, my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I am a 2nd Year Communications major and the Public Relations Coordinator of the 2020-2021 Executive Board aka LEGACY Board! I am responsible for managing the social media platforms, staying connected with the community and the general body members as well as keeping in contact with other organizations. I was born and raised in San Diego, California where I learned the foundation and heart of dance and art in general. I also have a love to explore what the world gives, especially within music (Spotify all the way!! You know the vibes!)
During these tough times, I occasionally dance and hit up the homies for something very safe and spontaneous. As well as making some small big moves within my life to keep my mentality of grit going. Don’t mind me constantly recharging as I nap frequently though. I also love to eat Korean BBQ and I shouldn’t be spending money like that, but if you say I’m not down, my wallet shouldn’t mind some tears.
I joined AB Samahan almost blindly, didn’t necessarily know what I was getting myself into. However, I wouldn’t change these experiences for the world. Growing up in a very Americanized Filipino household, not super familiar with my culture (besides the Pacquiao nights and getting pandasals every morning) I was so excited to learn and experience new things as a Filipinx American (also half Chamorro!) AB Samahan has given me a home I never thought I would find within myself. They have kept me balanced throughout life, my academics, and learning to live and love to the fullest. I truly have met my life-long friends within this organization and being grateful for everything they have done for me would be an understatement.
From here on out, especially as your Public Relations Coordinator this year, I aspire to always incorporate the four pillars within my role and life and to inspire people through what I create. I hope we cross paths soon, and if you have any questions hit up the AB Samhan socials (@absamahan), however if you ever want to hit me up personally, grab some boba, eat kbbq, have some deep talks about life, you can find me @kiracort on Instagram & Twitter (Spotify too, if you wanna exchange some music!! hehe) I look forward to being your Public Relations Coordinator this year and trying to keep that smile on your face :)