Jaymarie Capalac

Year in school: Senior
Major: Community Health

What was your first impression of PSA & how does it differ from your impression of it now?
When I first started meeting people in PSA, I was actually intimidated with all these people introducing themselves to me. At the beginning, to me, it seemed that it was just an organization that really just focused on the social aspect in comparison to the cultural aspects that I valued more. But now, I definitely know that PSA only has the best intentions for everyone in the organization and its communities. PSA really strives for everyone to not only learn a little more about either their culture or another culture, but also have fun and create new lasting relationships
along the way.

What’s it like to be in PSA?
PSA is a giant, crazy ball of energy. You meet such large spectrum of people, that as long as you’re willing to put yourself out there, you’ll definitely find a group of friends that will always be down for whatever adventure awaits y’all. But it’s also not only just about the relationships you make, there are plenty of opportunities that PSA gives, in which you’ll be able to meet such amazing and influential people that it really does impact your life in the long run.

What advice can you give to students?
“Don’t be afraid to try something new! Take risks and put yourself out there, if it doesn’t work out the first time, try it again! It’s all about just taking that one step forward.”

With that string of cliche advice, I really do mean what each line has to say. Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable, you might learn something new and find a passion in something that you might have never expected to come across. Things may not always go so smoothly the first time trying something out, which is why you shouldn’t just give up right away, but instead go at it again! You never know what can happen. In the end, the decisions are made by you, it’s up to you to take that one step forward in achieving what you want in life. Just don’t forget that you’re not alone. There are so many opportunities for you to meet people that can become your friends forever. As long as you’re not afraid to try, you’ll always have that team of people supporting any decision you make. Together, we can do it (Kaya natin).