Hustle Hard: 10 habits of an effective leader
Rose-Ann is a proud alumnus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Go Illini!). She was a Bronze Tablet Scholar and graduated summa cum laude in Broadcast Journalism. As a proud Midwestern Filipina American reporter for NBC in Houston, she strives to serve the community by utilizing the power of accurate, balanced information--telling stories that offer solutions, uncover corruption and highlight the existence of hope and humanity. She firmly believes that journalism is a leap of faith in the future. As a reporter in H-Town, she was on the ground during Hurricane Harvey, helping bring important information to those affected by the floods and rain. She recently came to Texas by way of Cincinnati. There she worked for ABC, seeking the voices of those who felt unheard, keeping public officials accountable for their promises and covering breaking news from fires to homicides. Working for NBC in Peoria, Rose-Ann was on the ground, leading coverage of the deadly 2013 tornadoes in Washington, IL and was also the economic development/Caterpillar Inc. reporter. She also trained photographers as the Multimedia Director of IMPULSE Magazine and interned at ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates in Champaign & Chicago.
Rose-Ann is a co-founder of the Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc. Chicago-Midwest chapter. Her goal was to challenge the Midwest to break free from its geographical boundaries and help build a national network of engaged Filipino Americans. She is currently a programming leader for UniPro Texas. Rose-Ann got involved with the Fil-Am community as a former MAFA E-Board member, and was honored to be a keynote speaker at the 2013 UniPro Summit in New York. What drives her to persevere is her endless appreciation for her 97-year-old grandfather as well as her mother and father, who have overcome numerous challenges in hopes to give her a better life.
In her spare time, Rose-Ann is in constant search for the best US cappuccino (nothing beats Italy!). She speaks Italian, loves old school jazz, and has an unprecedented craving for sushi. She is always looking to try new things, meet new people and be a contributing part of her community. FACT will always have a special place in her heart. She co-coordinated FACT 2012. She is honored to be leading a workshop at FACT 2017!
his years in high school/college and post-grad in his young professional career . Since then, he has been heavily involved in organizations such as Filipinos in Alliance (FIA), the Midwest Association of Filipino Americans (MAFA), Kappa Pi Beta Fraternity, Inc, and UniPro Chicago Midwest. J.R. currently works as a Brand Ambassador for Lyft and other marketing companies/brands. He is also working on a freelancing career and immerses his hobbies in the creative arts (dance, music, mixed media, art, etc.). In his spare time, J.R. likes to master his ability of impressions / accents, watch videos, movies, and shows that give him the feels, eat anything that does not contain eggs, nuts, or seafood, and bring the hype wherever it is needed. He is a firm believer in the 5 F's: Food, Family, Fun, Friendship, and Fantabulous-ness.
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