I am a member of the board of trustees and a former grantee (2007-08) of the Davis Putter Scholarship Fund, which provides grants to student-activists. I am also a member of the Critical Filipina and Filipino Studies Collective, a group of scholar-activists within Filipina/o and Philippine Studies. Prior to entering academia, I was the national coordinator of the Student Peace Action Network (SPAN), a project of Peace Action’s national office in Washington, D.C. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, I was involved with establishing the Center for Asian American Studies and co-founding the first Women’s Resource Center at the university.