KATRINA VANESSA
”KatVan”

 

Facilitator
Joined Crew in 2017

+ Where are you from?

Born in the Philippines, grew up in Jersey, and in Paris currently.

+ What is your educational background?

LIFE

+ When you aren't at Lead U, what are you doing?

Stylist but in transition to be an artist in Paris

+ Who do you view as a leader and why?

My parents. The way they love each other and the people around them. My mom achieving the American dream came with nothing and built herself. My father who is one of the kindest soul that is connected with people because of the free spirit he is.

+ What's one thing you remember from Kindergarten or the early years of school?

I was Minh from Barney in the talent show cause I looked like her.

+ If you could time travel, where would you go?

I would go back to when the lottery was a billion dollars already knowing the numbers lol jk I would go back to the time I was a bit younger and recelebrate my aunts last birthday.

+ If you could be a cartoon character for one week, who would it be?

Tony the Tiger. Does that count. Lol.

+ If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Pizza. Ramen. Fried chicken.

+ If you could ask your pet one question, what would it be?

If you could do anything in life, what would it be? I would support whatever decision he chooses lol

+ Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Asian Ellen akwafina

+ What is your favorite family or friend tradition?

Going to New York with the whole family for Christmas and take a picture by the tree.

+ What is your spirit animal and why?

Giraffe. They only fight over two things. Food and girls lol

+ Most memorable Lead U moment

St. Rose Camp. It was the chance to really get to know the kids for more than the time given for the assembly. It was also the first time I was able to really connect with the Lead U crew as a whole. It was great being able to connect like that with everyone. I miss the kids and keep in touch as well as having a closer friendship with the crew after. It was also like a camp for me. So it was perfect.