I feel the closest and the most connected to my Filipinx culture and heritage whenever I get to speak to my family in our language. I was so blessed to have parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that placed such value in my learning Tagalog, and I will be forever grateful to them. Because I learned Tagalog at such a young age, I am able to connect with my family on such a deeper and more meaningful level. I am able to connect with people back home in the Philippines, share ideas and hear their stories without any type of wall between us.
Angelica is currently a second year at the University of Portland studying Pre OT Social Work. She is also from Seattle, WA!