Brittney Pioquinto is a first-generation Filipina American, born and raised in East Portland. Her first language was karaoke, being part of Filipinx communities in Portland by singing at cultural events. At 17, Brittney joined the Multnomah Youth Commission, catalyzing her work in social justice, policy, and youth advocacy. After high school, she studied communications and ethnic studies at the University of Oregon, organizing with college students and identity-based groups. Brittney also loves to explore the world through her body by dancing, laughing, and staying active.