Jazlynn G. E. Pastor is a current student at the University of San Francisco majoring in Communication Studies and double minoring in the Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, and Asian Pacific American Studies Minor. Born in Alhambra, a small city in the LA County, the most she knew of her Philippine culture was what she had learned from her family. Growing up with English as her first language, she felt disconnected from her roots and expressed these feelings through her poetry. Although she had an outlet to affirm herself, she wanted more. In 2014, she moved to San Francisco and was introduced to the Pilipinx/Pilipinx-American community through the performing arts and USF's Filipinx-American organization, Kasamahan. By minoring in USF's Yuchengo Philippine Studies Program, meeting and mentoring under different Pilipinx/Pilipinx-Americans, and joining Parangal Dance Company, Jazlynn continues to write, dance, and share her experiences as an activist, artist, and Pinay.
Learn more about Jazlynn G. E. Pastor by visiting her blog: jazlynngep.wordpress.com/