Michelouis “Miko” Jao is a recent graduate from Houston Baptist University, with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Latin. In his new role as an intern with The Filipino American National Historical Society, he will work on GOTV, collaboration with other Asian Pacific Islander interns for OCA, maintain the non-profit database, phone bank, event management to increase group capacity, and liaise with other student groups to ensure Filipino American history is integrated in key activities such as Isang Mahal, and facilitate youth discussion for Filipino American History Month. Positions he has held in community-focused organizations include: Vice-President of Houston Baptist University’s Filipino Student Association (HBU FSA), President of the Southern Intercollegiate Filipino Alliance (SIFA), and Ambassador to the South for the Empowering Pilipino Youth Conference (EPYC) board. He is currently serving as a mentor to SIFA board, a board member of EPYC, and is looking to help Pilipino American Unity for Progress, Inc. (UniPro) start a chapter in Houston.
His passion for community work is driven by the need for young Fil-Am students and leaders to have the cultural and historical education necessary to understand their own identity as Filipino-Americans. In his personal time, he enjoys reading/writing shorts, stories, and raps, playing video games, making films, and spending quality time with his family and friends.
Twitter/Instagram – @TheOfficialMiko