Ambassador Romualdez greets the talented children of the Young Voices of the Philippines
Ambassador Romualdez and other Embassy officials welcome the 2023 US-ASIA Institute IMPACT! Filipino-American cohort.

29 JUNE 2023
Embassy Press and Information Section

WASHINGTON D.C. Seven young individuals selected to participate in the 2023 IMPACT! Filipino American Friendship Program called on Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez ahead of their two-month internship. Also present during the courtesy call were other Embassy officials and the USAI IMPACT! coordinator.

The IMPACT! Filipino-American national internship program is a partnership between the Philippine Embassy and the US-Asia Institute which provides the opportunity for Filipino-American students and young graduates to gain firsthand knowledge about the American government and political system in Washington D.C.. The 9-week professional development program aims to prepare them as future leaders that might play a role in strengthening the U.S.-Philippines relationship.

The seven 2023 IMPACT! Filipino-American cohort are (seated first row, right to left in photo above) Shoshanna Hemley, Denise Geronimo, Gremarianne Mosquera, Lorenzo Bengzon, Francheska Juanico Reed, Angela Falconi, and Beatrice Millan-Windorski. ###