Los Angeles – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is proud to announce that a Filipino-American, Alkrizzia Villapando of San Diego, earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Psychobiology in just three years from the prestigious University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) with honors and who was feted for her achievements by the Samahang Pilipino Student Graduation Celebration, followed by a sumptuous meal with her proud parents, relatives from San Diego and Los Angeles and all of her friends at Kapistahan Grill in the Historic Filipinotown last June 15.
Alkrizzia served as the community coordinator for Samahang Pilipino at UCLA for 20013-14, and is a member of the JFAV Steering Committee of JFAV for Southern California.
As the JFAV leader in UCLA, she led the students and the Samahang Pilipino in the successful 13th Veterans Day March on Nov 11, 2013 in Hollywood, in various Kabataang Makabayan (KmB) activities (a member organization of the Alliance-Philippines) such as the 22nd FPAC in September 2013 and the Sagip Tuluy-tuloy Tulong Pilipinas (STTP) 2013-14 Relief Drive for typoon Yolanda victims in the Philippines.
The STPP 2013-14 raised more than $ 14,000 and sent more than 100 balik-Bayan boxes to the areas of Leyte, Capiz and parts of Mindanao that was affected by Yolanda in November 2013.
Alkrizzia also does philanthropic work in feeding the homeless in the Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, aside from helping in the STP relief drive for the Philippines.