Joelle Eliza M. Lingat (no preferred gender pronouns) graduated with Honors from Oberlin College in 2014 with majors in Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies, a minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies, she was a student at CUNY School of Law where she was a part of the National Lawyers Guild, the Labor Coalition for Workers Rights and Economic Justice, and Students for Justice in Palestine. She hopes to one day become a people’s lawyer. She was the Chairperson of Anakbayan NJ, a youth and student organization worked to educate, organize, and mobilize the community to address important issues that affect Filipinxs in the U.S. and the Philippines. They aimed to unite Filipinx youth of all backgrounds in order to achieve genuine freedom and democracy in the Philippines. She has led two teams on relief and exposure trips back home to the Philippines and have done worked hops and presentations at campuses all over the east coast and Midwest. When not studying or taking it to the streets, she enjoys comic books, slow jams, and the breeze of the Pacific Ocean.