“Asian Women in Business represents all facets of leadership, diversity, and entrepreneurship, and it is a privilege to be associated with the prestigious AWIB scholarship award. To be rewarded for my academic endeavors, desire for entrepreneurship, and commitment to the community motivates me to strive for success. Moreover, to be recognized for my Asian-American identity has its own reward. Receiving this award is not only an inspiration to me, but an inspiration to rest of my family residing in the Philippines. I sincerely thank AWIB for believing in me and investing in my education – it as an absolute honor.
- Kristine Mamanta, Class of 2015
Kristine Mamanta is a junior majoring in Business Marketing at Seton Hall University, where she is the managing editor of The Stillman Exchange, the school’s undergraduate business newspaper and the first of its kind in the country. In her role she leads a staff of over 70 students and reviews and manages all editorial content for a biweekly publication with a reach of about 5,500 readers. She leads by example, providing training for new writers and guidance for experienced writers to ensure accuracy and relevance of the publication's content. From her experiences first as domestic news editor and now as managing editor, Kristine recognized the importance of “leading from behind” and honed the skills needed to do so effectively.
Kristine hopes to build a business career in the digital media industry and has held internships at CNBC, NBCUniversal’s DailyCandy, and Thinkdm2. She is also a recipient of the Emma Bowen Foundation Merit Award, which is awarded to select participants of the Emma Bowen Foundation’s prestigious 4-year summer internship program in media, as well as a member of Seton Hall’s selective Leadership Development Honors Program.
She has been involved with various organizations at her school, including the Filipino League at Seton Hall, the Servant Leadership Initiative, and the Student Activity Board. In addition to being an active member of her campus community, she volunteers at her church, where she teaches Bible studies for teens and young adults as a youth group leader and serves as a musician during worship services.