Louella Rose Cabalona is a Senior Manager for Data and Analytics Solutions at BCBS of Illinois. In her over 20 years as an IT Professional, she has worked for various Fortune 500 companies such as Walgreens, Sears, Discover and US Cellular. Louella Rose is also the Founder, Creative Director and Lead Singer of Filipino folk fusion band, SamaSama Project channeling her creative energies as a TV, commercial and musical theater actor with Repertory Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino in Manila as well as Theaterworks in Singapore. An active community leader, Louella is the President of FYLPRO, the Filipino Young Leaders Program. She also serves on the board of Directors for Asian Popup Cinema, the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Chicago (PACCGC), and the Midwest Pilipino American Coalition (MPAC). She is passionate about sharing Filipino culture in the modern world and actively supports all outstanding Filipinos around the globe through her writing in Via Times News Magazine and her various advocacies.