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Author: Lia Ocampo
Born and raised in the Philippines, Lia worked for the U.S. Government for 22 years. She came to New York City in 2012 as an immigrant. In 2014, Lia achieved her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Her flying stint allows her to meet amazing people, create beautiful memories and inspire her to do the things she loves: writing and photography. She became a first-time author in 2020 with What We Know for Sure: Inspirational Stories of Filipino Special Immigrants in America. Lia is a mentor and resource speaker for immigrants. She splits her time between Florida and New York while pursuing her writing, love of travel, and passion for helping others.
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”– Leonardo da Vinci For us who love to fly, this quote above speaks to us in this present time. Our passion for flying takes us to a greater height, limitless horizon, and undaunted. At the beginning of 2020, I was busy working on my first book about immigrants. I finally finished it in February and published it in March. I was getting ready to travel to the Philippines to promote the…