A kind and strong individual, Ailene is fueled by her passion for building culturally-relevant and genuine community-based spaces and programming. A native Pilipina Angelena from Historic Filipinotown, Ailene is a resilient product of her built environment. As Project Specialist, she currently shares leadership on administration, data management, and budget management for our Healthy Eating & Active Living (HEAL) project. Prior to that, Ailene was then-APIOPA’s Project Manager for the Fresh HiFi – corner store transformation – project, leading its creation, execution, data collection, and sustainability efforts until 2014. When this workaholic is really not working, she enjoys indulging in her City’s decadent food adventures, taking naps after said food adventures, and spending quality time with her loved ones at her local Costco.