Alex San Diego
masters student, Social Media Manager, and content creator in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
hello, i'm alex. 안녕하세요, 알렉스입니다!
i'm a filipino 2nd generation canadian who believes in the power of words & communication.
i'm a masters student majoring in east asian studies working on a thesis about k-pop. i am a topik level 5 korean speaker, with novice chinese and japanese skills. i also speak conversational filipino. as a korean studies scholar and 12+ year hallyu fan, i hope to become a korean language and culture professor in the future.
a large part of my journey with learning about other cultures has been through social media. as a result, i worked in the field of social media and digital marketing for 3 years at west edmonton mall. now i am growing my skills as an independent social media consultant and content creator for local businesses. in my spare time i blog and vlog about my adventures as a fangirl and grad student.
i have also been a mental health advocate for five years, and i am currently a certified jack talks speaker with jack.org. i go to local schools and communities to teach young people how to look out for themselves and the people around them. i also represent jack.org's network of 2500+ young people as as of 1 of 13 national "network representative".
you can read or watch my experiences through my blog "from ahlekseu".
my most recent post is about my experience healing from my first week of grad school by attending the epik high concerts in vancouver!
i would love to connect and chat! all links to connect are below.