Paolo Roca is a University of California,Los Angeles (UCLA) graduate with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a double minor in Asian American Studies and Society & Genetics. He was also a transfer student from Cerritos College where he finished 4 Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology, Biology, Liberal Arts and Sociology all with high honors. He plans to become a physician and work with marginalized communities of color through public health initiatives and community service.
He is currently co President of the Filipino Cultural School. As one of the presidents, he oversees the whole planning and execution of FCS. Remarkably, Paolo has never been a student or volunteer of FCS before but has dedicated his whole being to this program in just a couple of months. He joined FCS because of his passion for community service and imparting to the youth the knowledge, attitudes and skills he has gained through his involvement in the different spaces he has been part of.
Aside from FCS Paolo is currently working as a research manager for research about children with autism and cancer. He is also the current Vice Chair for UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association and founder of the Ate/Kuya Ading Mentorship Program of Kabarkada Club, Cerritos College. He enjoys being in pictures, reading manga, and discussing the intersectionality of race, politics and life.