Christy Poisot

Montrose

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Words for now, but in the past everything from Film, paint, photography, digital, and animation.

Bio

Christy Poisot has worked in IT for the oil industry for 20+ years. She serves the community as an Advisory Board Member for Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies and OCA Greater Houston. She is an Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute Fellow (APAWLI) for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) and American Leadership Forum (ALF) fellow. She blogs about oral history, recipes, and her heritage. Christy serves as a liaison to the Houston Filipino community to collect oral history for Rice University’s Chao Center for Asian Studies known as the Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) and has guest lectured at the university on “Recognizing Asian American Veterans” and “Transnationalism – History of Filipino Nurses”. Other lectures include “Data Privacy for Asian Americans” and “Women’s History and How Gender Differences Shape the Future.”

She holds a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, Bachelors in Business in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston-Downtown, and an Associates degree from the Art Institute of Houston in Multimedia and Web Design. In 2016, she was recognized by Shell Oil Company with the “They Serve With Honor” award. As a regional director for the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education project, she will convene the 75th medal ceremony March 14, 2020, awarding the WWII Filipino Veterans Congressional Gold Medal, a bill she helped pass with the support from congressman in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas. She is the co-author of “Filipinos in Houston” and performs spoken word poetry, when inspired, in her spare time. Her dream is that Asian Americn history be a part of sustainable education.

Artist Statement

Known to many as Ate Christy. Known to others as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, mentor, colleague, employee, student, teacher, writer, artist. Too many degrees and accolades that do not matter in the end. What matters most is the poetry made its way out of the storm of pent up oppression and the river of creativity flows endlessly to ensure that stories that matter will be told.