Mica (she/her) is a first-generation, Filipino settler born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Cowichan Nations in so-called “Richmond”. She is a recent graduate from Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences. As a public health advocate, she is passionate and enthusiastic about working with the community and improving public health through facilitating positive, sustainable changes in the environment and opening up discussions about important social justice issues within minority and vulnerable groups. She has engaged and supported youth in the importance of food systems, food literacy, and nature in order to facilitate collective action in their own lives. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, biking, and swimming.