A moment of pride for the Filipino community this week, when a Filipina was chosen to deliver the student address at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
“A year ago I came here with so much fear. Now I’m leaving with more uncertainty. But one thing is clear: I am now less afraid.”
35-year-old Clare Amador was chosen by her class of more than 200 students at Harvard University’s mid-career master in public administration program, to speak at the awarding ceremony.
Amador formerly served as undersecretary for the Philippine’s budget department,
and is the first filipino in recent memory chosen to deliver the address.
Amador plans on returning back to the Philippines to teach.
“Today we have accomplished the mission that will launch all other missions: we are going to create a world we want, for our families and our communities.”
Watch the livestream of Clare’s speech here: https://www.Facebook.Com/kimcholodiaztorres/videos/10156351715614346/