Brittney Pioquinto is a first-generation Filipinx American, born and settled in East Portland. Their first language was karaoke, which connected Brittney with Filipinx and Asian American communities and organizations through performance and music. At 17, Brittney joined the Multnomah Youth Commission, catalyzing their work in social justice and youth advocacy. They continued on to study communications and ethnic studies at the University of Oregon while organizing with college students and identity-based groups. Currently, Brittney is a youth organizer at APANO, building power with youth of color through community organizing, leadership development, and political education. Outside of APANO, Brittney can be found jamming with the Filipino Bayanihan Center, dancing, and sharing time with the earth.