PHILIPPINE AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY, INC.
Shirley Capaldo has always demonstrated a passion for improving the lives of the people around her. She has been a resident of Jersey City for over a decade. Though young and only in her formative years she had applied all possible ways to parry every attack and be consistently motivated to sustain her journey.
In May of 2014, she was inducted to the National Society of Leadership and Success. Later on that year, she received her degree in Psychology from Hudson County Community College.
She continues to provide leadership by partnering with a plethora of community service initiatives, which include being a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, a Board Trustee for the Family Metropolitan Health Network, an advocate for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and a County Committee Member for her district in Jersey City. She believes in living life to the fullest and in learning the flexibility to adapt to any situation. She recently got crowned Miss Fashion Week Jersey City in 2018 and uses her title as leverage to voice her concerns.
One day she wants to start her own non-profit organization to help those in similar situations she once struggled through. Ultimately, Shirley hopes to be a role model to women and youth, providing hope and inspiration without the fantasy of perfection.
I am Cecile Erana, my family and friends call me Ces. A mother of 3 children who works at Robinsonsons Land Corporation as International Area Group Manager. I find
joy in the little things, especially my family. I have a very bonded family. We spend most of my free time from work together. I also always make sure to make time for them even with a busy schedule. Traveling to different countries has always a dream for me. When I first got a job in sales, that’s when I was able to be one step closer to my dreams. I was able to travel, work and earn for my family and I. I always believed that there are no easy things in this world, there will always be hardships. That’s why when the world gets tough, change yourself to be stronger
Hi my name is Roxanne Racquel A. Cajigas, Ph.D. Im currently working as a Living Environment and Earth Science Teacher for the NYC Department of Education New York
I was an Assistant Professor of Biology, Zoology, and Botany at the Far Eastern University from 1989-1993 and Centro Escolar University from 1994 to 2003, Chairman, Master’s Thesis Panel Defense at Far Eastern University Graduate School and Field Researcher and Contributor for the Centro Escolar University Research Team.
I have 14 years of teaching Science in the Philippines and 14 years of teaching Living Environment and Earth Science in the New York City Public School System.
Received Outstanding Teacher Award Family Dynamics New Beginnings Center Brooklyn NY, Outstanding Achievement Award Family Group- Global Kids Edward Reynolds West Side High School, Crystal Apple Service Award and Balikturo Service Award by the Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America, Outstanding Leadership Award in Education by the Garden State Filipino Association , America’s Top Fil-Am Fashionista 2017 by Philippine American Women Glambassador of Hope, Inc., Unsung Heroes Award of Community Service by Friends Indeed USA, Inc. Servecare Missioner’s Group
Graduated at Maydolong National High School, Eastern Samar - Valedictorian, Gerry Roxas Leadership Award and Gold Eagle Leadership Award , Bachelor of Science in Biology (Honorable Mention) Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines M. A. Biology (Magna Cum Laude) Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines , Ph.D. Science Education at Centro Escolar University,
I am a member of United Federation of Teachers (UFT), New York City and member of New York
State United Teachers (NYSUT), Albany, NY and President, Association of Fil-Am Teachers of America 2014-2018.
Hello! My name is Jennica Santos. I am 17 years old and a senior in Marist High School. I am a straight A student and take my education very seriously. I am 2018 Miss Teen PAFCOM.
Throughout my high school experience, I have given back to my community by participating in various charity marathons.
Last year, I was in the Red Cross Club at my school and I volunteered my time to help them. I am a diligent , strong, intelligent young lady whose primary goal is make a difference in the world
Hi! My name is Chelsey Grace Lopez. Im 23 years old.
I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Biology.
I am the Chapter president of The National Society of Leadership and Success at Baruch College (2017-2018), Chapter president of Theta Sigma Delta Sorority at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (2015-2016),
Resident Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford (2014-2016)
I absolutely love writing and meditating!I have an undying love for books and my ultimate dream is to own my own book shop one day so I can help spread the knowledge that I've gained from my own reading experiences.
I also enjoy exploring the outdoors and go hiking with friends and family.
Please join us on May 20,2018, Sunday at Marriott Hotel Newark Liberty Airport for a night of celebrating friendship and PAFCOM’s 2018 muses coronation . Thank you!
Mariela Dimalaluan will be graduating highschool this year as a member of the national honor society and biomedical stem group, and wishes to pursue nursing at La Salle University.
She is an active member of the health care career association and is currently the co captain of her 4 year varsity field hockey team. Outside, she enjoys playing the piano and volunteering
My name is Julia Celeste Ash 🌸
Im in Kindergarten. I like playing all the time.
I ❤ love dancing and singing and performing in a big crowd. When I grow up I want to be a princess mermaid . Friends and classmates and my teacher in pre-K called me Miss bubbly. I am an outgoing person.