Christy Poisot

Christy Panis Poisot is a FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) Trustee for the Midwest and Founder of the FANHS Houston, Texas chapter.  She serves as a Board Member for OCA Greater Houston and is a Fellow for the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI) for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) and American Leadership Forum (ALF). 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 Archives (HAAA), and has guest lectured on “Recognizing Asian American Veterans” and “Transnationalism – History of Filipino Nurses”.  She holds a master’s degree in business administration-Finance from the University of St. Thomas, a bachelor’s in business in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston-Downtown, and an associate degree from the Art Institute of Houston in Multimedia and Web Design. 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 American history becomes a part of sustainable education.