Mr. Patrick Realiza is a seasoned strategic communications and public relations professional based in Washington, DC. He is a passionate community-driven leader dedicated to serving various audiences. His portfolio of accomplishments includes work in the diplomatic community, local and federal government and the non-profit world.
Mr. Realiza is the Chair of the Sustainable Development Committee for the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), where he actively leads in developing programs that assist and support strong US-UN partnership.
Outside of his work with UNA-NCA, Mr. Realiza also serves as the Social Media Manager for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), an agency under the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED).
Mr. Realiza is also the Co-Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Foundation for Asian Artists, Inc. (MAFFAA), producing several high-level programs and deliverables, including the foundation’s monthly newsletter concurrently serving as Editor-in-Chief.
In June 2017, Mr. Realiza concluded his term as vice president for the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church – Haiti Committee in Arlington, Virginia, where he assisted in the implementation of the committee’s plans, actions and initiatives.
From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Realiza served as internal affairs secretary and communications chair for the Bohol Restoration Group, Inc. (BRG), a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to the restoration of Philippine heritage sites and communities.
From 2011 to 2012, Mr. Realiza served as an account associate for CQ Roll Call (an Economist Group business), the premier service of timely news, objective facts and analysis, and coverage of elections and politics on Capitol Hill.
Mr. Realiza graduated from The George Washington University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, where he previously held the post of marketing chair for the university’s Asian Alumni Association (GWAAA) from 2014 to 2015.
In 2010, Mr. Realiza served as a communications intern for the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), where he gathered data on climate change issues and compiled a comprehensive climate adaptations report.
Mr. Realiza has also completed internships at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Commission on Remembrance at The White House, serving as a press intern within the Executive Office of the President (EOP).
Mr. Realiza’s foreign language skills include Tagalog, Cebuano, Spanish, Italian, French and Arabic. He hopes to pursue graduate school in the future with a concentration in international relations.