TJ Simba-Medel

FilAm Vote Manager

TJ Simba-Medel is currently a Youth Educator and Performance Faculty Member of the Arkansas Repertory Theater and, a Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator for the B2B Division of Second City Works in Chicago. He was the FIRST Filipino Faculty Member for iO Improv Theater, Annoyance Improv Theater, The Second City Training Center in Chicago, Second City WORKS, Chicago Improv Productions, and The Arkansas Repertory Theater. Simba-Medel has showcased his talents in comedy festivals and on television, including FOX’s Empire.

Simba-Medel acts as a Creative Consultant to the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns – DC Chapter (NAFCON), the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C, and the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC). He serves a Board of Director for the Arkansas Philippine Association (APA) and Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), and as a Mental Health and Wellness Coach for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). His most recent endeavor was collaborating with the TaxWhiz Mon Abrea and the Asian Consulting Group for the release of the TaxWhiz App in the Philippines.