Originally from the Philippines, Althea is currently based in Auckland. She is studying a conjoint degree in Law and Commerce (majors in Management and Economics) at the University of Auckland. Althea also plays the violin and her passion for music began while studying at Westlake Girls’ High School where she sang as part of Cantare and Choralation choirs. Her other interests include learning different cultures, the Korean language and editing for various law journals. Althea joined NZYC in 2020.