Philjay Solar is the founder of Fil-Lennials of New England which features young professionals of Filipino-American descent to inspire and connect other Filipino-Americans across New England. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from New England Law | Boston in the spring of 2019. At New England Law | Boston, Philjay was President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Student Outreach Chair for the Boston Bar Association, and the Executive Treasurer of his school’s Student Bar Association.
Before attending law school, Philjay dedicated two years of public service with the AmeriCorps Program, City Year. Through City Year, he served the Boston Community working with a team of young individuals striving to close the education gap within inner city public schools.
Philjay sits on the Board of Directors for the Philippine American Mainstream Advocacy for Non-Partisan Associations, Inc. (PAMANA) which fosters a cultural understanding, cooperation, and facilitates assistance to Filipinos in need during natural disasters in the USA, Philippines and abroad. Through PAMANA, Philjay has contributed their annual Philippine Independence Day Celebrations and Filipino-American Highs School Leadership Workshop in collaboration with Harvard University, the Philippine Consulate of New York, and the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPro).
Philjay currently volunteers with multiple non-profit organizations such as the: Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation serving on their Conference Planning Committee, BosFilipino, and the Philippine Dance Company of Boston. He is also an active liaison with the Philippine Consulate of New York where he communicates the needs of the Filipino-American Community in New England to the Consulate office.