Department of Multicultural Affairs
Giselle Joy Teston is a senior at UAlbany. She was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated to New York City at 2 years old. Giselle is an Alumnus of Brooklyn Technical High School and is now a Human Biology combined major/minor with an additional minor in Art History.
Giselle's involvement with cultural groups on campus started in freshman year after joining Liga Filipina. Her love of dance drove her to take part in multiple traditional and modern dance performances for Liga. The performances ranged from shows such as Asian Occasion, Fuerza Night to Liga's own cultural show: FIESTA. In her sophomore year she continued performing, but also served on the Executive Board as Liga's Social Chairperson. As Social Chair, she coordinated the group's intramural sports and coordinated the annual Simbang Gabi, a charity event to celebrate the holiday season and to raise funds for the impoverished of the Philippines. This event brought together the support of many other cultural groups. From this grew her interest in spreading cultural awareness through the success of these groups. This past spring semester, Giselle served as an intern in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. She took a major role in coordinating the school's first Cultural Carnivale in three years.
In addition to her involvement in the Student Association and Liga Filipina, Giselle is a member of the Red Cross Club UAlbany and a proud sister of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority, Inc.'s Alpha Chapter.
Giselle's goal as Director of Multicultural Affairs is to advocate for unity within the multicultural community through promoting awareness of the cultures represented in the community at large. She looks forward to getting creative with cultural and non-cultural groups alike to achieve this goal.
Giselle Joy Teston
Director of Multicultural Affairs