Marcelita sees it as an ice breaker—playing a guessing game with folks about her ethnicity. “You’re Chinese aren’t you?” She shakes her head. “Japanese?” Wrong, again. She is, in fact, a Filipino—born and raised in Manila.
She came to the United States to pursue a master’s degree at Northwestern University. Then, Ohio State provided the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. in communication with an assistantship at WOSU.
Now Director of Educational Services for WOSU Public Media, she oversees early childhood education services; the development of multimedia projects for integration into K-12 curricula; and community engagement projects that advance WOSU Public Media’s educational mission.