Eya Massan Touglo is Founder and Chief Executive Director of FULFILLING DESTINY, a non-profit organization, serving homeless, underprivileged, and underserved women in the San Diego area. Born in Togo, West Africa, Eya moved to the United State of America in 2004. Eya graduated with her Bachelor degree from San Diego State University in Health Communication in 2017. Driven by the desire to help others, Eya has worked with a variety of persons needing medical care including convalescent care, Alzheimer, and dementia patients in memory care and young adults with intellectual disabilities. A very optimistic person, Eya believes she can be a help in the midst of the great needs around her. Her dream and vision are to create a mean to encourage and empower the especially vulnerable women in her community. Eya believes that women health is very important and she is dedicated to helping bring awareness of the lack of feminine hygienic products for homeless women and additional issues homeless women face. Most importantly, Eya is excited to be the voice of the voiceless.
Patricia Reed is a licensed MA, MFT 33142, founder and director of New Hope Counseling since 1993. Patricia has always been concerned about the inequities in the treatment of women and believes that she needs to be actively involved with others, regard all who are needy as her neighbors, and not rely on someone else to see, act and offer help in time of need. In addition to 24 years of experience as a Marriage Family and Child Therapist, Patricia is involved in the deacon ministry at Christ Community Church in Milpitas, where she met Eya Touglo in 2008. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree Psychology at San Francisco State University, Certificate Biblical Studies, Simpson College, and holds a Masters Degree (MA MFT 33142) from Santa Clara University.
From high school through junior college and to university, Yawo Ezunkpe has done a lot of outreach works. He has been involved actively in several organizations on campus where he worked with diverse and underrepresented. Among others, Yawo was inducted in Alexander Bouchet Honor society in 2015 for his devotion in outreach and diversity empowerment. Yawo received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from San Jose State University, M.S. and C.Phil. degrees in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of California, San Diego. His research area is Fluid Mechanics, Applied and Computational Mathematics.
Born and raised in Togo, West Africa, Komi Touglo moved to the United State of America in 1996. On top of his education and his experience as a policeman in San Francisco, Komi has done many outreach work with the homeless population. He helped as the Resident Supervisor for the Sponsor Church Program at InVision San Jose where they selected up to 15 Residents every week to spend the night alternatively in the churches of the area. Komi was also involved with the fundraising aspect of this program where they did presentations on the importance of the program. Additionally, Komi introduced the importance of the spiritual part of our life by working with the Director of Program to invite yoga instructors and teachers of Eckankar.
Rachael A. Record, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. She earned her B.A. (2009) in Communication from SUNY, University at Buffalo and her M.A. (2011) and Ph.D. (2014) in Communication from the University of Kentucky. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Health Communication (2011) and in Applied Statistics (2013) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Record teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in health communication, including Introduction to Health Communication, Community Health Communication, Health Communication & Culture, Persuasion, and Health Communication Campaigns. Her research examines health communication strategies–specifically campaigns, interventions, and social media– in order to improve public health. Her research has been published in the academic journals of Health Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Health Communication, American Journal of Health Promotion, and others.
Jacquelynn Nguyen is a current second year at San Diego State University with a sociology major. After academics, she commits her time to volunteering at nonprofits that benefit women, including the Kim Center for Social Balance and Fulfilling Destiny. She is also on the production crew for her school’s Vagina Monologues as assistant director where 100% of proceeds go to local charities that support the organization’s mission. Jacquelynn’s aspirations include going to law school in the east coast and earning her JD and LLM to further pursue social activism for domestic and foreign rights.
Jayzle-May is a junior at San Diego State University double-majoring in Business Administration – Accounting and Women’s Studies. She is involved with the Hispanic Business Student Association at SDSU as the Director of Professional Development and Project Helping, a volunteer organization, as a volunteer coordinator. Her passions include serving the community and building lasting relationships. Jayzle-May is driven by sunshine and water (she is a plant).
Ruby Lynn is a senior at Grinnell College in Iowa, where she is majoring in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. When she is not studying, she works as an assistant preschool teacher and leads a community dance class. Ruby is passionate about creating a safer, equitable, and compassionate world. She is excited about being part of the Fulfilling Destiny team!
Karla Celis, is a 4th year Political Science Major and Women’s Studies Minor at SDSU. She hopes to make a positive impact on the San Diego community by getting involved with Fulfilling Destiny.
Albert Lau is a senior at San Diego State University majoring in Business Administration – Management. He is committed to helping the community around him and serving those that are in need. He hopes to one day own a business that will help those that are in need. His current hobbies include working out at the gym and learning more about new business ventures.