Learn more about Ivie-Fleur!
Ivie-Fleur Rabon is a senior at Whitworth University Studying Health Science with a minor in Psychology. She currently serves as the FASA President where she spends most of her time getting to learn about each of her members. Ivie chose the topic of biculturalism because, like many, she was raised as a first-generation Filipino-American. “Kinsa ko?” or “Who am I?” she asks. She also connects with the topic so dearly because sometimes her culture is not as embraced when she isn’t at home. Even when she is in a room full of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans her identity is still lost in translation as most of her peers speak Tagalog and she only speaks the Visayan dialect. She hopes that the concept of biculturalism can broaden minds and open hearts by creating profound ideas in people who learn about others’ cultures. Being Filipino-American is an exploration of identity each and everyday.