APAICS | Othelia Jumapao
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Othelia Jumapao

Summer 2017 Congressional Intern

Congressional Office

Congressman Darren Soto


Othelia Jumapao is a rising junior at the University of Florida where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English with an Asian American Studies minor. As a Filipina American, she never realized that the political was personal until she uncovered the erased history of her peoples and their oppression while taking ethnic studies courses. Learning about Filipino immigrants struggling for citizenship has driven her into public service through APAICS. Othelia is eager to learn more about Florida politics and how Asian Americans can advocate for themselves in the southeast region. She also intends to explore the issues of Latinx people and their intersections with Asian American activism while interning under Congressman Darren Soto.  The emoji that best describes her is the grandma emoji because she loves carpet bags and mushy foods.”


Meet the rest of the summer 2017 interns!