Special Spotlight: Dr. Bart Santos

Special Spotlight: Dr. Barton Santos

A special spotlight goes out to former FYP Social Chair and Dragon Boater Dr. Bart Santos, a dentist who graduated from Rowan University and got his DMD from Temple Dental School and the brother-in-law of the wonderful Randy Lizardo.

He also is a DJ and is participating in Miss DC’s “Man of the District” competition tomorrow (May 7th) from 7-9 pm EST at Penn Social! Let’s support our friend and fellow community leader!


Weekly Spotlight: Patrice Cleary

Patrice Cleary, Owner of Purple Patch Food & Drink

Patrice Cleary, Owner of Purple Patch Food & Drink

Our weekly spotlight focuses on the beloved Patrice Cleary who owns the amazing Purple Patch, a staple of FYP. Along with being an incredible cook, she also considers herself a “pool shark” who won MVP for her skill level. Cleary is a “pyromaniac” and also sets her drinks on fire.

Patrice, FYP would not be where it is without you. We love and appreciate you so much!


Weekly Spotlight: Francis Yu and Jill Yu

Weekly Spotlight: Jill Yu and Francis Yu

Weekly Spotlight: Jill Yu and Francis Yu

Since it’s the month of love, we wanted to give our weekly spotlight to two people who met through FYP, Jill Yu and her husband, Francis Yu! Here is their story!

“Our romance started in a very typical Washingtonian way — at a networking event. For us it just so happened to be at one of FYP’s networking happy hours back in June 2011. I remember it was at Arlington Rooftop in Courthouse. We both were invited by other FYP members; in fact, we were close to not attending. Francis was studying from the bar exam, and he desperately needed a break. And I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go because I had just arrived in DC for a summer internship; I didn’t really know anyone and felt a little shy about doing this whole networking thing. Fortunately we both showed up, our good friend Iris introduced us, and we soon learned that we were both aspiring lawyers. Next thing I know, Francis invites me to his birthday party that weekend. Throw in a long-distance relationship and my giant move from the west coast to the east coast, and the rest is history. Four years later, we said, “I do!”

We are so happy you two met through FYP! Here’s to forever! — with Since it’s the month of love, we wanted to give our weekly spotlight to two people who met through FYP, Jill and her husband, Francis! Here is their story!

“Our romance started in a very typical Washingtonian way — at a networking event. For us it just so happened to be at one of FYP’s networking happy hours back in June 2011. I remember it was at Arlington Rooftop in Courthouse. We both were invited by other FYP members; in fact, we were close to not attending. Francis was studying from the bar exam, and he desperately needed a break. And I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go because I had just arrived in DC for a summer internship; I didn’t really know anyone and felt a little shy about doing this whole networking thing. Fortunately we both showed up, our good friend Iris introduced us, and we soon learned that we were both aspiring lawyers. Next thing I know, Francis invites me to his birthday party that weekend. Throw in a long-distance relationship and my giant move from the west coast to the east coast, and the rest is history. Four years later, we said, “I do!”

We are so happy you two met through FYP! Here’s to forever!


Weekly Spotlight: Dr. Julian Gapud

Weekly Spotlight: Dr. Julian Gapud

Weekly Spotlight: Dr. Julian Gapud

Today, we focus on Dr. Julian Gapud, a General Dentist at Davidson Dental Associates on K Street. He just moved back to DC from South Carolina and we are grateful he is back with his many gifts and talents!

Here are some of his interests:
I am refining my basic salsa skills.
I love checking out DC’s ever-growing, while trying to stay fit.
Listening to Live music of any genre (except country)
Sports junkie (#Gocaps #Gowiz)
Pretty much anything spontaneous to satisfy my inner urban explorer!

Thanks for being part of FYP Julian Gapud!


Weekly Spotlight: Mark Arevalo, Former FYP Vice President

Weekly Spotlight: Mark Arevalo

Weekly Spotlight: Mark Arevalo

Our second weekly spotlight focuses on former FYP Vice President, Mark Arevalo! An active community leader, Mark’s passion for his professional and cultural life always shines through. Here are some fast facts about him.

Past: FYP-DC, Vice-President

Current: NaFFAA Director, National Diverse Segments Council

Career: Cyber Security Lead, U.S. Department of Energy; U.S. Navy Reserve Officer

Education: B.S. University of Pittsburgh; M.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology

Interests: Snowboarding, running, community work, travel and trying great places to eat in D.C.

Mark, we are so grateful for all of the work you have done with FYP! Salamat!


Weekly Spotlight: Danielle Agraviador

Weekly Member Spotlight: Danielle Agraviador

Weekly Member Spotlight: Danielle Agraviador

Our first weekly spotlight focuses on Danielle Agraviador, who earned her Masters in Public Health from George Washington University in 2017! Here are some tidbits about her.

Career: Research Assistant, Comprehensive Cancer Control for the Institute for Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity at the GW Cancer Center

Interests: Playing Nintendo Switch, going to the gym, tennis, traveling, eating cute desserts

We value your work and commitment to the community Danielle. Thanks for being part of FYP!