Culture Committee

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Nico Palanca

Sophomore

International Relations

Sup! I’m Nico, I grew up in the Philippines and moved to the US for college. I’m excited to meet you all!

Where are you from?

Makati, Philippines

Favorite song? (If you have no favorite song, put some of your favorite artists)

NIKI, Snoh Aalegra, Natalia Lafourcade, and Kremesoda.

Favorite TV Show(s)?

Avatar, Crash landing on You, and How I Met Your Mother

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Reading, meditating, nature watching, and cooking/baking

What is your life motto?

Ce la vie, (such is life!)


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John Rey Tangaran

Sophomore

Mechanical Engineering

My name is John Rey and I was born in the Philippines. I moved here when I was seven and now we’re here.

Where are you from?

Alexandria, VA

Dream Job (and why)?

My dream job has always been to become an engineer because I want to be able to change the world through innovation

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Playing the piano and guitar, singing, and playing basketball

Favorite song? (If you have no favorite song, put some of your favorite artists)

Favorite artists are Bruno Mars, Surfaces, Mac Aryes, Michael Pangalinan, Sam Smith, and James Arthur

What is your life motto?

Push yourself to the highest level