Yvalisse Ganzon

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BCCP Undergraduate

Yvalisse Ganzon is currently a second-year undergraduate pursuing Sociology with Public Policy and Journalism minors. Working alongside Amani Kim, the two seek to study the nuances of the diasporic experience of Filipino immigrants as they span from deep histories of American colonial occupation, labor exportation, government corruption, and activism. With a special interest in media to tell these stories, Yvalisse hopes to dispel misconceptions about what it means to be a part of the diaspora via analytical works of art, music, and personal storytelling. Deploying skills of cooperative research, critical examination of data, fieldwork, and interpersonal communications, their project hopes to contextualize their community in the Bay Area and beyond.