I offer my unique narrative of being raised in the Philippines as a middle-class kid and my irreverence to mediocrity and valiance to challenge when I moved as an immigrant in Maryland. Today, my insistence to challenge norms, to know different cultures and to stand in solidarity with them has led me to New York.
Hi! I’m Erika Sabalvoro.
I’m a learned strategist born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I grew up as a middle-class kid in a poverty-stricken city in Manila, which has made me self-aware and reflective about how my privilege mirrored my decisions, at the same length I am deeply inquisitive about people’s behavior and motivations. I am culturally adept at listening and observing people- and I share an enthusiasm to follow and understand trends.
As a middle child and the oldest sister to two siblings, I was trained to proactively assume leadership and serve as a role model by serving as an example, and striving without any direct instruction – and I am still is.