Aaron Dungca from Needham – Bio:
My place of origin is the Philippines. My family immigrated to the United States from Pampanga Luzon Philippines on March 25, 1997, I was 9 years old at the time. We did not know any English or the American culture. We developed several ways on how to survive, thrive and create opportunities for ourselves through sports, academics, and civic duties. I was the high school class vice president, three sport captain (football, basketball, and track and field), peer leader, started a mentoring program for underclassmen, peer mediator, saxophone player for concert and jazz band, played roles in school plays, and enrolled in self studies in PE teaching and technology help desk as a senior in high school. My childhood home was located in Leicester, MA, which is not far from where I reside now, in Methuen, MA. Occupations I’ve had include being a football and basketball coach, boating director, wellness teacher, physical education adjunct instructor, marketing associate, and a technology associate. Aaron Dungca has also coached for organizations that featured NFL players, such as Julian Edelman. He sponsored a two day youth football fundamentals camp that brought in 20-30 coaches from the state of Massachusetts and lead young people to learn new skills and meet Julian Edelman at the end of the camp experience.
My hobbies and interests include:
Physical Activity: Fitness training at the local gym/fitness center. I regularly incorporate power lifting, Olympic, and flexibility workouts and routines as my source for a healthy body and mind. I love to downhill mountain bike, rock climb indoors and outdoors, kayak in slow moving waters, lakes, and shorelines of Massachusetts.
Mental Activity: A primary source of intellectual stimulation that I regularly access are reading nutritional studies and literature from authors like Michael Pollan, Dr. William Davis, Dr. Perlmutter, Nina Teicholz, T. Colin Campbell, Thomas M. Campbell, and mindfulness practices from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. I also enjoy listening to podcasts that entertain and teach me about my surroundings. Podcasts like, StarTalk, Mysterious Universe, Brain Science, TED Education, TED Science and Medicine, Ed Mylett Show, Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Joe Rogan Experience, and Myths and Legends.
Social Activity: To increase my social network and knowledge, I prioritize consistent participation on social media. Connecting with friends, colleagues and like minded people have taught me to be more open, confident and share positivity to the world. My social networks are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube.
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