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Vega

Grants Coordinator
Hometown: Manila, Philippines

Pronouns: they/them

Vega has particular interests in arts accessibility, providing resources to BIPOC and TGNC folks, and addressing the climate crisis. Previously they supported a DC-based dance nonprofit’s mission of enriching the field of dance through a role with grants and individual giving responsibilities. Vega also interned with the Library of Congress and completed administrative tasks for the Asian Reading Room and the Office of Strategic Initiatives’ Digital Resource Management and Planning Office. 

Vega is a captain, choreographer, and dancer for Culture Shock DC, a local nonprofit that uplifts Hip Hop cultures, and cultivates self-worth, dignity, and respect for all people. Vega holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with a minor in International Studies, from Towson University. They also studied abroad at University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, with a criminal justice focus. Vega is also a xenophile, and in addition to speaking French fluently, they are an enthusiastic novice of Spanish, Tagalog, Swedish, Korean, and German.

In their spare time, Vega enjoys being humbled by their houseplants, binging Pose on Netflix, trying new craft brews, and dancing like no one’s watching.

What is your hidden talent?

Tetris-like precision when loading up the trunk of a car for a road trip

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

Parentheses, I enjoy providing extra information (or fun facts) without overwhelming the audience

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

My roommates and I have gotten really into Monopoly recently, and I'm surprised we're all still roommates

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