Maristela was born in Makati City, Philippines and grew up in Maryland. She received dual degrees in government & politics and journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Social media engagement and program support.
Why I Joined the Congressional Award
This program’s core mission is to engage and motivate the youth through self-development across different areas of their lives. Regardless of the paths they may lead in the future, the program seeks to equip them now with the resources and recognition that they deserve for seeking personal growth.
Program Area Highlight
In her downtime, Maristela reads many books and enjoys trying most things at least once.