April 2, 2017

Upcoming events

  • APAHM (Asian and Pacific American History Month)
  • General Meeting (April 6th, Kaleidoscope Room)
  • EscAPAde (April 9th, Newcomb Ballroom)\

Board Announcements



Hello people of OYFA, 

According to OYFA tradition, April 1st indicates the turnover of the New Executive Board and Council.  My name is Joe Malasa and I assure you that I will try to do the most in order to best serve you as your President.  I’m currently a Second Year studying Psychology and minoring in Leadership, and I really enjoy the company of others.  I seek to improve my ability to listen and acquire new perspectives, so please come chat with me sometime!  I hope you guys enjoyed this Barrio weekend and I hope that you are ready for the 30th anniversary of OYFA!

I hope you’re ready for these young and brand new leaders of OYFA! 

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Joe Malasa (jpm5ye)


Vice President

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jerome Tirso and I’m going to be your Vice President for the upcoming year. I’m currently a 3rd yer studying Econ and Spanish. I like clothes and taking pictures. I’m super excited for everything the 30th has in store for us. While it may be in my job description to be there for OYFA’s council, I’m also here for all of you. So just hmu if you ever want to talk about anything - I gotchu. 

Love always,
Jerome (jnt2yf)   



Helllllllo oyfa,

This is Jane back here again for another round with OYFA. I’m a 3rd year Nursing student, trying to minor in Religious Studies. I like the blackberry cheesecake popsicles from La Flor Michoacana, the Lawn when it’s 70 degrees and breezy, hanging out with friends who cook, and my bed when it’s warm and there’s heavy rain outside. I have a lot of ideas going into this year as Treasurer, and I’m very happy to work alongside such wonderful and passionate individuals for OYFA’s 30th birthday. Always feel free to come to me and I’ll provide a listening ear.

Peace and love,
JC Dolla Sign
Jane Canteros || jp5ev

Corresponding Secretary

Hi OYFA! I am your new corresponding secretary, Alexa. So a little bit about myself, I’m a second year Kinesiology major and Health and Wellbeing minor. I love to take naps, eat cookiewiches, and be active. I’m excited to book rooms for you guys and find a super-awesome Filipino/Filipina to come visit us for symposium.
I am always a resource to cuss and discuss anything that’s on your mind. Feel free to reach out to me at anytime of the day <3

Love you all,
Co-sexy *hair flips* 
Alexa Gavino (amg8tf)
(I’m sorry I’ll think of a better sign off eventually)

Recording Secretary


I'm Jaden, your new Recording Secretary. I am a 1st year currently undecided. My favorite dessert by far are chocolate chip cookies! I am so excited to work with all of these individuals! And I hope you enjoy my 1st Week in OYFA! I have a lot of ideas for this WIO so keep a look out for any updates from here on out!

Your Rec Sssssssssssnake, (I can't think of one right now, so here you go)

Jaden Aponte (jta2pe)
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HellOYFA! My name is Dorian Nguyen and I am your new advocacy chair! I enjoy spending copious amounts of time the MultiCulti and being fake deep about everything. I hope you all are just as excited as i am for the new year because it’s going to be a lot of good times, go hoos! I have so many new ideas for advocacy and I’ve been planning a special event for the 22nd, so be on the lookout for more updates! To start off my term; here is my first word of the week: 
“pahinga” (pah - hing - a), which means rest! Barrio season is now over so we can all pahinga and enjoy our free time outside of practices rooms!

Ad(orian)vocacy, Dorian Nguyen (dn4em)



It's ya girls Roseanna Quinanola and Sophia Williams here happy to serve as your new culture co-chairs for 2017-18! :) We’re suuuuuper excited to be working with you all next year leading up to the 30th year anniversary Barrio *audience gasps*, and we have big things planned for all of you next year so get hype !!!

We saw how that ~*BARRIO MAGIC*~ came to life yesterday, so we’ve got some pretty big shoes to fill (s/o to Stephen Ling :’) ), but first we’d like to remind you to come join us at escAPAde this Sunday, April 9th at Newcomb Ballroom from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Anyways, look at how cute the culture lineage is:

With love from Culture,
Roseanna (rmq7an) & Sophia (sfw8ar) <3



Hello! I’m Jack Chang and I am one of your new historic chairs for the next year. I’m a second year studying Systems and Econ. My favorite animal is the penguin, in all of its majesticness. In my free time, I like to climb rocks. Can’t wait to work with you all!

Hi! My name is Pia, and I’m a first year. I am currently undecided, but I’m thinking of studying Computer Science and Studio Art. I’m from Richmond, I also like to rock climb, and I love coffee!


Jack Chang (Jac6dn) and Pia Mutia (pm4by)



Helloyfa! My name is Baohan Do pronounced like BAHW-HAWN and I am your next PR chair. One of my main goals is to make OYFA’s brand known on grounds and to promote events to students at the University. I can’t wait for what’s in store this year.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me!
(Baohan Do - bd5dt)

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Hello Oyfa! 

Our names are Michael Ramirez (aka Mikey aka pinoiboi) and Dana Kim (*whips*), and we couldn’t be happier to serve as your next Membership chairs :’) We hope everyone enjoyed #L17Barrio! We’re excited to meet you guys and get to know everyone better! 

That being said we’ll be having our first of many MEM DINNERS this Thursday (4/6) @ Newcomb before the April general meeting! More details to come soon about what time exactly so stay on the lookout for that on the OYFA Facebook page! See you guys soon!! 

Coch Pic

Dana (dk5dd) and Michael (mr4dz)

D7 Representatives


Hey OYFAm,

While we are still on our quest for new D7 reps, tale of D7 culture shows will carry on. This Saturday, April 8th, JMU will have their very first culture show!!!! Then on  April 22nd, VCU will have their culture show! Sign up for rides here:

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, Dani, or members of Board.

D7 out,
Dani (dgr3ce)


me: Hey OYFA, my name is Sarah Lei and I'll be one of your co-chairs for Sports!
Student-athlete: Co-chair? Chair? You mean the bench? Nah. We stay grinding on the field. Never stop dream chasing. Romans 1:8
Super excited to ~sports~ with you all! Get hype for a great season :)

What's good everyone?!!? Well Sports are good! I'm Brandon Phan and I'm also one of your co-chairs or OYFA sports. 
Can't wait to play a sport with all your OYFAm? You don't have to because we have IM football every week! We want you to be there. Everyone's needed and you don't have to play. We need an audience to cheer on our players too. 

Also you can find us playing pickup soccer at Carr's hill field on Fridays. Be on the lookout on the Chilling out with OYFA page!

Let's get the dubs,
Brandon Phan(Bmp3pe)🏈 and Sarah Lei(ssl4jf)⚽️




It’s yah new local social chairs, Jessica Phan and Sophia Xiao!  We love long walks on the beach and short walks to the fridge.  We are both super excited to serve OYFA in the coming year with lot’s of big ideas and plans, so get HYPED.

Additionally, thank you to everyone that came out to the Barrio Afterparty! The party could not have been lit without you all and we hope everyone had a great time (go hoos)!

Our next event is the End of the Year Picnic, so be on the lookout for more details coming soon!


Your socially awkward social chairs,
Jess (jlp4ub) & Soph (sx5hr)
(duo name pending)



Hey guys, I’m Regina and I’m excited to press buttons to make the website work. I hope you all had an amazing time at Barrio yesterday because I certainly did! Here is a picture of your Webmaster lineage :) 

If you are coming to the April General Meeting on Thursday, April 6th at the Newcomb Kaleidoscope Room, I can’t wait to see you there!

From left to right: Matt Lapuz, Abhishek Gupta, Kevin Thumim, Chris Fassoth, and me, Regina Yap.

Signing off.


Your webyapster,

Regina Yap

Student Advisors

What’s up OYFA!

My name is Danielle Rodgers and I am your new Student Advisor! If you don’t know what exactly my role is, I’m here to help you out (to the best of my abilities) with pretty much anything from classes and OYFA to general life questions. 
To kick things off, my first office hours will be this Friday, April 7th from 2:00-4:00 PM, location TBD. I’m super excited to see where this year takes us and I hope to see your beautiful faces at office hours. As always, feel free to hit me up if you have any questions about life or just want to talk. 

Your Student Advisor,
Dani (dgr3ce)

General Announcements
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Identity, Diversity and Your Career – Workshop and Networking Dinner
When: Wednesday, April 5 5:00-7:30PM
Where: Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium, 2nd Floor
Registration Link:
Facebook Event Link:
Details: As part of the University’s Diversity Week, join Multicultural Student Services, Student Council, and the Career Center for an alumni panel and round table conversations on the importance of your identity and unique experiences in contributing to a diverse workplace. Registration and Food will be available starting at 5PM. A keynote address will begin at 5:15PM, followed by an alumni panel and round table conversations with alumni and Career Center staff. Afterwards participants will have the opportunity to attend a networking reception with 20+ employers including Accenture, McKinsey & Company, the CIA, Teach for America, Capital One and more. Food will be served at 5PM. Free parking! Business Casual dress.
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