Denzel Ryan Cruz

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FACT ’19 – ’20, Denzel Ryan Cruz Junior in Bio-Engineering Do you have Ates/Kuyas or Adings, and how have those relationships changed your PSA experience? What do your AKAs mean to you? My AKA family currently has 5 Adings, 4 Kuyas, and 3 Ates and I love them all. I have never had older siblings,…

Sonica Battung

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Publicity ’18 – ’19, Sonica Battung Sophomore in English/History Describe your experience with Battle or Barkada in general. What is the cultural significance of Barkada? This was my first experience in cultural dancing! It was as intensive and stressful as it usually is, but what got me through was the bonds I made with my…

Caitlyn Añonuevo

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Philanthropy ’18 – ’19, Caitlyn Añonuevo Sophomore in MCB (Molecular and Cellular Biology) Do you identify as Filipino or Filipino-American? What does that identity mean to you? I identify as Filipino-American, and I think this combination of cultures contributes to the person I am today. While immersing myself in the American lifestyle growing up, I…