Kristine Plena

Kristine Plena

Santa Clara, CA, USA


Last updated September 16, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

There is always a rainbow after the rain.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I am a 21 year old Filipinx-American, currently going into my 4th year of college at UC Riverside. I am involved in the Filipinx organization at UCR, Katipunan. My second year I had the pleasure of being co-Social Chair of the organization, and now becoming the Internal Vice President. Along with Katipunan, I am, and have been for 3 years now, a Student Coordinator at the Asian Pacific Student Programs Office. From both positions I have not only gained immense leadership skills, but overcame challenges that led to self growth that has made me proud of the person I have become today. Not only do I embrace my identity as Filipinx-American, but I intend on putting the skills I have learned throughout my college journey into my future job.

Interesting Factoid

I did motocross from age 9-11.


Languages

tagalog

Countries Visited

Map View

Philippines

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Asian Pacific Student Programs Office

Student Coordinator

As a student coordinator, I am spearhead for certain events that I am assigned to in the beginning of the year. I not only manage and lead events, but I help the best I can with other events as well. My responsibilities include planning/creating events, talking with managers to book various artists/talent, and ensuring the UC Riverside community is aware of and celebrates the various Asian Pacific Islander cultures on campus.

Professional Organizations


Professional Interests

Public Relations
Event Planning
Communications
Marketing

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Filipinx
Gender Equality
Healthcare Reform
Black Lives Matter
Women's Reproductive Rights
Education Reform

Favorites  

Hobbies

Volleyball
Working Out
Planner set-up
Eating
Painting
Drawing

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Indie
R&B
Pop
Hip-Hop

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Volleyball

USA Women's Volleyball Team
Stanford's Volleyball Team

Education  

School

B.A. – Bachelor of Arts, Media & Cultural Studies


Clubs and Communities

Katipunan

Filipinx-American Cultural Organization

I joined Katipunan late into my first year and immediately fell in love with family oriented, all inclusive environment. Everyone inspired me and helped me along the way within my college career. I became co-Social Chair of the organization my second year, and am now the Internal Vice President going into my last year.

Academic Interests

Media & Cultural Studies
Public Relations
Ethnic & Gender Studies
Anthropology

Extracurricular Activities

Intramural Sports