Hi, I'm Amber Jane Sayoc

she/her | Undergraduate student at UC Santa Barbara in Asian American Studies.
UCSB MultiCultural Center marketing assistant. Community organizer. Workshop Facilitator. Writer.

UCSB Asian American Studies Department

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About

Hello! I'm a fourth-year undergraduate student at UC Santa Barbara, majoring in Asian American Studies. My current interests involve media, education, and social justice.At UCSB, I serve as a Marketing Assistant at the MultiCultural Center. I have previously served as the Co-Chairperson and Political Chair of Kapatirang Pilipino. I continually strive to challenge myself as a leader and collaborator, intending to especially improve the lives of diverse communities.


Background

  • First-generation college student, child of an immigrant single mother, Filipina-American

  • Strong believer in humanizing pedagogy, sustainable activism, and diversifying narratives

  • Recipient of the Yuri Kochiyama Activism and Community Service Award of the UCSB Asian American Studies Department in May 2022

  • Recipient of the Individual Co-Curricular Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the quality of campus life and co-curricular activities through sustained participation and leadership by the UCSB Student Engagement & Leadership (SEAL) in May 2021

  • Moderator for Contemporary Asian American Activism: Building Movements for Liberation 2022 Webinar Series on Political Education and Radical Pedagogy

  • Panelist for Season Conference 2021 on coalition building, organizing amidst COVID-19 and Black-led movements for liberation, and the future of Southeast Asian organizing

Workshops I have Facilitated

  • Envisioning Our Roles in Social Change (Sept. 2021)

  • Filipinx/a/o American Mental Health amidst COVID-19 (Jan. 2021)

  • Intersectionality for our Filipinx/a/o American community (Jan. 2021)

  • Self and Community Care Workshop for Filipinx/a/o American Youth (May 2020)

  • #BlackLivesMatter: Organizing Space for Non-Black Allies (May 2020)

  • Real Talk: Face Masks and Decolonizing Beauty Standards (Feb. 2020)

  • Real Talk: Filipinx/a/o American Migration (Jan. 2020)

  • Self and Community Care: Awareness, Affirmation, Access (Nov. 2019)

Favorite Quotes

  • “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” - Angela Y. Davis

  • "If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” - Toni Morrison

  • “Remember that consciousness is power. Consciousness is education and knowledge... Tomorrow’s world is yours to build.” - Yuri Kochiyama

Portfolio & Press

Contact

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