Cultural Chair: Carl Cortez


Hey guys! My name is Carl Cortez, I’m a 3rd year Child and Adolescence Development Major, and I’m this year’s Cultural Chair! Some really awesome facts about me: I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to California when I was about three years old. My interests and hobbies include dancing (ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, and cultural) and hanging out with my friends! My experiences in Akbayan include literally being involved with everything, like KAAMP, PCN, Internship, Friendship Games, General Workshops, Dance Workshops; you name it, I’ve probably done it. Twice. Akbayan is life, man. Special shoutout to Gangsta Fam! Thanks Fam for always being my rock. Shoutout to the Supreme Interns! Thank you guys for helping me ascend to this new height. So yeah, if you’d really want to get to know me better or have any questions, you can always email me at, or you can find me at the table. Don’t be afraid to say what’s up!