Noel Quintana is a Filipino American non-profit worker who has been vocal about combating Asian hate after surviving a violent hate crime in February 2021. He’s a man of faith, and one of the reasons he ultimately moved to the US from the Philippines over a decade ago was because he asked God for a sign—and once he saw it, he moved. Prior to his current job, he spent seven years as a barista and became known for his perpetual smile and positive attitude.
WHERE AM I REALLY FROM?
“It was hard at first, but I am now American. I call this home and nowhere else.”