Residence New York, NY, USA
Languages English, Filipino, Italian, Spanish
Higher education Business Management, Psychology - Columbia University: New York, NY, USA
License number 21031994000
|Cartagena (COLOMBIA), 2013-06-16|
|Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-15|
|Bratislava (SLOVAKIA), 2017-11-18|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing in 2004.
Why this sport? She began fencing with her brother when he took up the sport after watching the 'Star Wars' films. She went along to a training session and fell in love with the sport. She enjoys the tactical battle with her opponent.
Hobbies Music, playing the drums, walking on the beach, yoga. (usfencing.org, 12 Jun 2017)
Injuries In September 2018 she underwent surgery on her left shoulder to fix a long-term injury. (Instagram profile, 08 Sep 2018)
In August 2018 she had an operation on her vocal cords to remove a cyst and a polyp. (Instagram profile, 08 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours During her collegiate career at Columbia University in the United States of America she received First Team All-American honours twice, in 2015 and 2017. In 2017 she received Columbia University's Connie S. Maniatty Outstanding Senior Athlete award, given to one male and one female student-athlete each year in recognition of an outstanding four-year sporting career for the university. In 2015 she received Columbia University's William V. Campbell Female Performer of the Year award. (Columbia University Athletics Facebook page, 09 May 2017; gocolumbialions.com, 03 May 2017)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
In October 2020 she was appointed as a member of USA Fencing's inaugural Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee. She has served as a pro ambassador for Athlete Ally, a non-profit LGBTQ advocacy group based in the United States of America, and as an athlete ambassador for the Women's Sports Foundation. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Apr 2021; cdn2.sportngin.com, 22 Oct 2020)
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