In addition to her role on APIFM’s HEAL team, Ivy is a lecturer in the Asian & Asian American Studies Department at CSULB and teaches Asian American History, Asian American Family, and Filipino (Tagalog) Language classes. Ivy’s past experience includes organizing community members on public health and social justice issues, facilitating workshops and trainings on language and consumer rights, and working on statewide programs for “limited English proficient” individuals and language access. During college, she studied abroad for a year at the University of the Philippines Diliman through the UC Education Abroad Program and participated in the Fulbright-Hays’ Advance Filipino Abroad Program. Ivy completed degrees in Sociology & Language Studies and a special minor in Philippine Studies from UCSD. Upon graduating, she returned to the Philippines for her own immersion and volunteered at Kamay at Puso’s community therapy center for child victims of toxic waste. She holds a master’s degree in Education with a focus on Dual Language Development from CSULB and remains a committed advocate for Filipino language revitalization efforts and study abroad opportunities in the Philippines.