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Alyssandra Rae Ortanez

Youth Development Specialist

Brief info

Alyssandra Rae (they/he) is one of our local Filipino powerhouses, and they juggle roles as an educator, organizer and writer—all while staying true to their East Bay roots. After getting a linguistics and Southeast Asian Studies degree from Cornell, they've been all over the Filipino-American scene in the Bay Area, lending a hand wherever needed. Whether it's unpacking culture in an Ethnic Studies class or guiding young minds as a youth development specialist at SEADC, Alyssandra is all about giving Bay Area youth the tools they need to view the world critically and embrace their heritage with pride.

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