Meryl Hilda Jalani

Meryl Hilda Jalani

Mobilizer of Empowered Filipino Youth

She’s only 28, but Meryl Hilda Jalani is already juggling three major endeavors, more than most people do in a lifetime.She’s COO of ImpactVille, a mobile start-up; she’s national president of Millenials PH, a community advocating good governance and politics; and Chief of Staff for I am MAD (Making a Difference) Inc., a volunteer organization that helps empower the Filipino youth. She’s been all over the country for her different advocacies, and she’s built up a considerable repertoire of experience.

Meryl wants to be able to reach more people and create a positive impact on more lives, continuing to challenge the norm in all the ways that she can. Her advice for future generations is simple: “In life, you’re bound to encounter many different problems. When you do, it’s not enough simply to solve it. You must ask yourself if you are also part of the solution.”

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She’s only 28, but Meryl Hilda Jalani is already juggling three major endeavors, more than most people do in a lifetime.She’s COO of ImpactVille, a mobile start-up; she’s national president of Millenials PH, a community advocating good governance and politics; and Chief of Staff for I am MAD (Making a Difference) Inc., a volunteer organization that helps empower the Filipino youth. She’s been all over the country for her different advocacies, and she’s built up a considerable repertoire of experience.

Meryl wants to be able to reach more people and create a positive impact on more lives, continuing to challenge the norm in all the ways that she can. Her advice for future generations is simple: “In life, you’re bound to encounter many different problems. When you do, it’s not enough simply to solve it. You must ask yourself if you are also part of the solution.”

She’s only 28, but Meryl Hilda Jalani is already juggling three major endeavors, more than most people do in a lifetime. She’s COO of ImpactVille, a mobile start-up; she’s national president of Millenials PH, a community advocating good governance and politics; and Chief of Staff for I am MAD (Making a Difference) Inc., a volunteer organization that helps empower the Filipino youth. She’s been all over the country for her different advocacies, and she’s built up a considerable repertoire of experience.

One of the most striking things about Meryl is the way she looks at the world. She says that although in the past she may have made decisions that weren’t helpful to her at the time, or even in the long run, looking back, all those choices led her to where she is today. She’s able to find meaning in everything she does and looks for a purpose in her every endeavor. One of her heroes is Mark Zuckerberg—a dropout who changed the world. It’s from his story that Meryl is inspired to work hard and pour her heart into her undertakings because she knows that ideas can start out small but can grow to be truly great, if you know how to hustle and to work with what you have for what you want.

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In life, you’re bound to encounter many different problems. When you do, it’s not enough simply to solve it. You must ask yourself if you are also part of the solution.

Where is she headed now? Meryl states that she wants to keep learning and helping more and more people. She felt as though the years of 2015-2018 were the peak of her career, and now she wants to focus more on taking care of herself, on healing and on doing the things that her 21-year-old self wanted to do before. She wants to be able to reach more people and create a positive impact on more lives, continuing to challenge the norm in all the ways that she can. Her advice for future generations is simple: “In life, you’re bound to encounter many different problems. When you do, it’s not enough simply to solve it. You must ask yourself if you are also part of the solution.”