A Filipino-American caught a plum role in the Trump administration.
Ninio Joseph Fetalvo was named assistant press secretary at the White House.
As the newly-appointed assistant press secretary, Fetalvo’s duties include several issue portfoliosâ€”tackling healthcare, education, transportation and veterans affairs.
Prior to this post in the Trump administration, Fetalvo served as spokesman and Florida communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
He also served as the RNCâ€™s Asian Pacific American press secretary, where he worked to engage Asian American communities across the country, with the RNCâ€™s message of opportunity for all.
The 23-year-old also served as deputy director of media affairs for the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Fetalvo earned a bachelor of arts in political communications from the George Washington Universityâ€™s School of Media and Public Affairs in just three years.
The son of Filipino immigrants, he was born and raised in Southwest Florida. (ABS-CBN News)