Justin Tai

Justin Tai Dec 21, 2018 11:46 am

Julie Noreene Quibuyen ’21, Social Justice Advocate

Tell me a little about yourself. J:  I was born and raised in the Philippines. When I was 13, my family moved to Guam. I came from a conservative Asian family and, at first, coming to the United States was very different from what I was accustomed to. I definitely went through a period of...

Justin Tai Dec 7, 2018 5:09 pm

New Perspective, New Commitment

When my group and I arrived at the University of Sciences, I was amazed at the architecture. As a Pre-engineering major, I became fixated on the buildings, which attracted me with their modern and high-tech nature. I got so carried away adoring Philadelphia’s architecture, I almost forgot why I was...

Justin Tai Oct 30, 2018 3:21 pm

Small Island, Big Dreams

“I don’t care what you want to be, just make sure you graduate from college.” I didn’t know how to feel when my mother said this. I was motivated, but the responsibility felt overwhelming. As I imagined my future, I knew that if I stayed on the little rock I call home (Guam), I would...

Justin Tai Oct 8, 2018 4:26 pm

Laugh a Little, Live a Little

Living as both a resident assistant and student is probably like living as a student-athlete— well, very different, but similar in the level of exhaustion. But not everything has to be solemn, and sometimes a little laughter in between stressful times is necessary. Arriving back on...