Ted Del Rosario
What is my purpose for this position?
As Political Action Awareness Coordinator, it is my responsibility to bring awareness, advocacy, and action to issues that are pertinent to the Asian Pacific Islander American community. Usually these are issues that relate to social justice and our status as a people wherever we may be. Some things I am really focused in developing is identity politics, issues around gender and sexuality, and the API/A community. Usually when politics comes to mind people think government and whatnot. I’m here to show all of you that there is more to it than that and that this type of political critical consciousness is important for our community in APSA. Personally, it is this reason that got me immersed in APSA and empowered me to be passionate about these issues. A little heads-up from me: don’t be intimidated by this aspect and don’t be afraid to ask me questions about anything. I’ll respond as best I can and even this process is educational for me as it is for you. We grow together here. If anything, embrace and engage yourself in this political aspect because this, if anything, is truly definitive of what makes APSA. Challenge yourselves and have fun in the process, too!
Major: International Studies/Ethnic Studies
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Favorite Quote: I like a lot of quotes, just depends on how I feel. "To be a student and not a revolutionary is a contradiction." - Salvador Allende
Favorite Music: I love jazz, hip-hop, R&B, instrumental!
Hobbies: Basketball, fashion, FOOD, pageantry, whatever floats my boat
Random Fact: I met Dustin Johnson, the golfer I base my swing from, and he shook my hand. It was amazing!