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Justine Suegay
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Coordinator for Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American Student Involvement and Advocacy

Justine Suegay is a 1.5 generation settler-immigrant from the Philippines, but has considered Northern Virginia home since 2010. She graduated from George Mason University with a double major in Global Affairs and Spanish. There she served on the Immigration Monologues Committee, AAPI Studies Minor Working Group, and was President of the Filipino Cultural Association as well as the Asian Pacific American Coalition. Currently, she is an organizer with Kabataan Alliance DMV with previous involvement with the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), and the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS). She received her Master of Education in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland and wrote her seminar paper on "Student affairs practitioner engagement with and support of anti-imperialist student activists". Justine is passionate about women's sports, Lakers basketball, food sociology, diasporic identities, sociolinguistics & language access, and working towards true liberation for all oppressed peoples. 

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Marjorie Antonio
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Graduate Coordinator for Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American Student Involvement and Advocacy

Marjorie Antonio is a 1.5 generation, Filipino American public historian and community organizer based in the DMV. Originally from the Philippines, Marjorie grew up on the Piscataway land of Baltimore County, Maryland, and earned their dual Bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies at UMD. They are the MICA Graduate Coordinator for Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American (APIDA) Student Involvement & Advocacy while pursuing the dual Master’s program History and Library and Information Science (HiLS). In their graduate education, they are continuing their scholar-activist research in transnational Filipino arts activism and visual culture and theories in social movement documentation and archival practices. Marjorie is also an American Conservation Experience intern at the National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education where they support the expansion of Asian American and Pacific Islander educational resources and intersectional historical storytelling. Marjorie can often be found wandering around D.C.-area museums, drinking an iced matcha latte, and talking passionately about worker-led campaigns. 

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Theo Ng
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Community Organizing Student Intern | Asian, Pacific Islander, & Desi American Student Involvement and Advocacy 


Theo Ng is a junior pursuing dual degrees in Sociology and Public Policy with a minor in Humanities, Health, and Medicine. He joined as MICA’s APIDA COSI in Fall 2023 aiming to tap into his Filipino and Chinese identities and create a welcoming and liberating space for APIDA students on campus. They are also involved in UMD’s Pride Alliance, an overarching organization for LGBTQ+ Terps, where he serves as the social media coordinator and advocates for the campus’s queer community. His personal and professional interests lie in tackling health inequity through an intersectional lens, and after graduating with his bachelors, he hopes to pursue a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration on Health Promotion. You can catch Theo biking around campus and at various Maryland athletics events playing trumpet with the Pep Band (Go Terps!).

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