Hey, what’s up. I’m Kat! My full name is Kathrine Victoia Garcia. I am this year’s Community and Political Affairs chair. I’m from Union City, aka the 510, a second year CHAD major, a libra in Legendary fam, and Limitless Intern ‘16-17. I have a huge love for dogs, boba, anime, kpop/kr&b, old school r&b, drawing, and dance. My favorite color is teal. I enjoy eating and going on spontaneous adventures. I tend to wear a knee brace a lot. I’ve been an Emmaus leader for St. Anne’s Peer Ministry for about 5 years now. I have always appreciated my community, whether it be my church, school, or akbayan. Because of that, I shadowed and continued to be copo’s forever shadow. Being apart of a community has it’s ups and downs, but that’s what makes us a community. We have to learn to work together. It means being apart of something bigger than yourself, being apart of group of people who have the same goal as you and support will eachother to the best of their abilities. But, copo isn’t just about the community. What most people forget is the “political affairs” aspect. Through Akbayan I was able to see the insights of the political issues within our community. The issues we hear/read about are happening right now. These issues won’t just disappear over night, so we have to stand our ground and fight for what we believe in because this is our community. My experience in akbayan has also build me into the person I am today and has allowed me to create friendships and reconnect with those I’ve lost contact with throughout the years. It’s provided me with many opportunities, unforgettable memories, and a home to always come back to.