Vivian Zalvidea Araullo

Vivian Zalvidea Araullo is the executive director at West Bay Pilipino Multi Service Center that helps underserved Filipino immigrant families in San Francisco and other parts of the Bay Area. Named by the Filipina Women’s Network as one of the most influential Filipina women in America for innovation and thought leadership, she has spearheaded a series of public service fairs that has helped thousands of Filipino Americans across California gain access to free legal and medical aid and advice on housing issues and credit restoration. Vivian, a multi-awarded broadcast and print journalist, comes from the corporate world. She headed the news department at The Filipino Channel, with bureaus across the United States and Canada, and has worked at CBS news, ABC news, Japanese broadcaster NHK and collaborated with CNN. As a journalist, Vivian’s reporting has spurred Philippine legislation that continues to protect migrant Filipinos around the world. After winning television’s highest honor, the Emmy award, Vivian changed course and joined the nonprofit sector. She continues to write for publications such as and New America Media. Vivian, who was an international fellow of the United Nations, among many others, has great respect for education and is a lifelong student, and teacher. She has taught university-level Spanish, French and yoga, and has mentored many new and aspiring journalists. Vivian speaks four languages, and is a graduate of the University of the Philippines.

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