Hi! My name is Theresa Romualdez. I’m a senior at Georgetown University double majoring in English and Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science. I am Filipino and was born in the Philippines before moving to Singapore, where my parents still live, when I was 9. This year I’ll also be co-Captain of Georgetown’s Boxing Team and plan to continue competitively boxing this year.
Ever since I came to the US for college and began working at Georgetown’s Women’s Center, learning about the issues of gender equality and violence against women have been a prevalent part of my academic experience and my personal interests. However, these conversations about sexual assault often brought the same people to the table. This made me realize that; despite the increasing volume and prominence of discussions surrounding domestic violence in the media, issues of domestic violence in our own communities are often disregarded or ignored.
I am excited to intern at Becky’s Fund this fall and for the opportunity to advocate for survivors by continuing the conversation about domestic violence and educating others, particularly youth, about the prevalence of sexual assault. I am also excited to a play a part in bringing Becky’s Fund’s programs to life and seeing the impact that they can have in our community and to be working with others that share my passion for these issues.