We’re delighted to welcome Camille Valerio as our Local Policy Organizer for this summer. In this capacity, Camille will lead our local Listening and Action Sessions with our San Jose-based community partners and coalition relationships, including managing our work with the South Bay Asian Pacific Islander (API) Justice Coalition and additional local advocacy.
Camille has been organizing with our Annual Fly Pinays since 2018 and was a participant in our 2019 Awareness in Action Program (AAP).
Lightning Questions with Camille:
- What is your favorite Filipino food?
- What is your favorite smartphone app?
- What is your favorite movie?
- Favorite music album?
- What book are you currently reading?
“Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio
Short Bio: Camille (she/her/hers) is a second-generation Pinay born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from San Jose State University last spring with a degree in Management Informational Systems. During her time at SJSU she was heavily involved with AkbayanSJSU, where she was introduced to L.E.A.D Filipino’s Annual Fly Pinays Leadership Summit. She later jonied the Awareness in Action Program (AAP) in 2019 where she became motivated to be more involved with the organization and joined the Fly Pinays Planning Committee for the 3rd Annual Leadership Summit. Beyond her work with L.E.A.D Filipino, Camille is a digital product and graphic designer. She hopes to combine her passion for community and design to create solutions that will help her address inequity, accessibility, and inclusivity.