In addition to working as the Project Specialist for APIFM’s HEAL Program, Michelouis “Miko” Jao is an artist who writes poetry, film, and music. A graduate of Houston Baptist University with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Latin, he has worked with various Filipino-American organizations to educate, empower, and unite Filipino-American communities nationwide. He is currently a mentor to the Southern Intercollegiate Filipino Alliance (SIFA), involved with the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA) as an EPYC Coach, and serves as an adviser of UniPro Texas. In his free time, he enjoys listening to hip-hop music, watching anime, and playing video games.