Scholarship Alumni

Conralyn Cabalbag
Class of 2008 
I graduated with my Masters in Nutritional Sciences from San Diego State University and currently in the process of finishing my dietetic internship at LAC+USC Medical Center to become be a Registered Dietitian. The Karangalan Scholarship was a great stepping stone in my educational endeavors.

Aizel Augustino
Class of 2006
I earned my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in music at UC Berkeley in 2006, completed a post-baccalaureate in Communicative Disorders at CSU Fullerton in 2014, and graduated with my M. A. in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences: Speech-Language Pathology at SDSU in May 2016. I'm currently a Speech-language Pathologist for San Diego Unified School District working with elementary school students who have speech and/or language impairments. I also married the love of my life last May. Together, we enjoy exploring new food spots and traveling the world. In my spare time, I sing/write music and breakdance! http://www.youtube.com/pockyroad

Adora Yabut
Class of 2011
Graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder. Currently working the pharmaceutical industry with a degree in chemical and biological engineering. 

Kelsey Lujan
Class of 2011
I graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2015. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications--Broadcast Journalism and minored in Radio-TV-Film. While in school, I joined the Sigma Kappa Sorority where I held various leadership positions which has led me to continue to volunteer as an alum at the local UCSD chapter. I now work at SeaWorld San Diego as the Dolphin Show Host where I sing and play the ukulele before all shows.

Jaenna Wessling
Class of 2011
I graduated from UC Irvine in June 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science, and a minor in Global Sustainability. I worked as an Energy Consultant when I returned to San Diego following graduation. But, I currently have an internship working with UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, am a Docent and the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, and volunteer at the Tijuana Estuary in Imperial Beach. I just submitted applications to 5 different universities to pursue a PhD in Oceanography this Fall 2017.

Danielle Dimacali
Class of 2012
Graduated UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology and going to get my masters of Nursing at Emory University or University of Pennsylvania!

Anthony Galace
Class of 2009
I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2013 with a BA in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Human Biology and Health Sciences. I currently work at The Greenlining Institute, a statewide public policy think tank in Oakland, CA committed to racial and economic Justice, where I am the Director of Health Policy.

Janalee Gonzaga
Class of 2011
I graduated from UCSD with a B.S. degree in Structural Engineering last June. Since then, I have moved up to the San Francisco Bay Area to work for SF Public Works as an engineering intern.

Christian Lumba
Class of 2010
Graduated from UCSD in 2015 with a B.S in Environmental Systems, currently a substitute teacher and aspiring educator (plan on going back for credentials or masters Fall of 2018). Dancing and using it as a platform to spread positivity and growth in my community (hip hop/ urban Choreography).

Ashley-Mae Masa
Class of 2013
Graduating from UC Berkeley this Spring 2017 and applying to medical school

Dannie Cruz
Class of 2012
I recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. I am currently working as an executive assistant to the CEO/Owner of Casa Medici Designs/ExchangeLA/Lakeside Cafe. I'm currently saving up to go to graduate school someday to get a masters degree.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dannie-cruz-89b85961

Gabriel Lopez
Class of 2016
Current Full Time Student at University of California, Irvine! Dancer at Modern Completely Insane Anteaters Dance Team! Club Member of KABABAYAN Filipino Club! Intern at FUSION Engineering Club!
Christina Labar
Class of 2015
Currently attending UC Irvine and majoring in Biological Sciences

Katherine Dumangas
Class of 2013
I'm looking forward to graduating this year at UCLA! I plan to take a gap year to work first, and then apply to graduate school to pursue a career in law relating to public health or immigration.

Highlights from our Karangalan Scholars Alumni:
  • Senior Marketing automation consultant
  • Clinical Pharmacist in Los Angeles, California at Regal Medical Group
  • Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science from US Irvine, pursuing a PhD in Oceanography this Fall 2017
  • Masters in Nutritional Sciences from San Diego State University and currently in the process of finishing my dietetic internship at LAC+USC Medical Center to become be a Registered Dietitian
  • Working at a privacy solutions/tech company as a Technical Account Manager in San Francisco 
  • Teach for America Corps Member
  • Working at Operation Samahan, Inc. as a program coordinator for a CDC funded program
  • UCSD Aerospace Engineering degree and now a Student Naval Aviator in the Navy going through flight school
  • Speech-language Pathologist for San Diego Unified School District