Technically, I’m a Bernadette.
But unless you’re my mom and you’re mad at me, I go by Berna. Here’s my face!
YAY! YOU'RE HERE!
cool, so..... what's a berna?
Oh, I’m a financial hype woman.
That’s my made-up way of saying that I create videos, articles and other ridiculous Internet Things to teach young people about money.
I’m a financial literacy educator, a video producer, a speaker, and a writer.
I’m a first-generation Filipina-American, a “micro-influencer”, a 3B-3C curl, and a Trojan.
In 2017, I paid off $50,000 in debt, saved enough money to quit my job at Instagram, and booked a one-way ticket to New Zealand with my partner.
I’ve been traveling the world yelling about money ever since.
more of a visual learner?
Check out these videos of me dropping some financial gems.
what does a berna do?
I’m currently based in San Francisco, working hard on a few things:
A fun, honest financial literacy media
series for young people.
A podcast with one o’ my fave travel bloggers about how to become a digital nomad without losing your mind or selling your soul.
Before I quit life to be a Professional Annoying Millennial, I was the Teen Community Lead at Instagram, the Teen Programs Director for the YMCA of New York City, and a freelance writer and video producer.
My portfolio includes work for @instagram’s 280 million followers, as well as traditional outlets such as Seventeen, Glamour, Shape, The Huffington Post, and Scholastic.
i'm not 100% convinced that you're legit...
May I interest you in this photo of the peak of my life: Madeleine Albright and I sitting casually after I hosted an Instagram Q&A with her for International Womens’ Day wherein I unknowingly tee’d her up to make a penis joke?