Virgiline Ongkingco: One in a Million

Meet Virgiline Ongkingco, second year Chemical Engineering major here at UCR. She loves Starbucks, Pretty Little Liars and dreams of one day becoming the future Mrs. Harry Styles. Remember her name because you'll probably never meet another person with the same name ever again!



Age: 19

Major: Chemical engineering

Graduating year: 2017

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Relationship status: Single

Hobbies: Going to Target



TV show: Law & Order SVU

Artist: Beyoncè

Memory: When me and a whole bunch of friends went to Disneyland for one of my best friend's 19th birthday.


Random Facts

Most listened to song in your music library?

Probably any song from Beyonce's album. Or Ed Sheeran.

Something you can’t leave home without?

I can't leave home without my wallet, phone, and some clothes on me.

Fun fact about you?

I love listening to sad songs and watching movies that make me cry.

Digging Deep

Who do you consider to be your biggest role model?

My biggest role models are my parents because they've worked really hard to get what we have since they moved from the Philippines. I want to have that same work ethic they have.

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Like. To. Sleep.

What do you consider to be your best asset?

Thinking through situations and knowing the consequences before making a decision. And also being FIERCE.


Life at UCR

Why did you decide to come to UCR?

I decided to come to UCR because it's close to home so I'd be able to commute.

What is your favorite part about being a commuter?

My favorite part is sleeping in my own bed and having my own space. Also, my mom's cooking.

What's your favorite thing about UCR so far?

My favorite thing about UCR is the size of the campus. I think it's the perfect size.


A Look into the Future

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future are to graduate and get a job as a chemical engineer.

What is one of the things on your bucket list?

One of the things on my bucket list is to marry Harry Styles.

What places have you traveled to or would like to visit?

I've been to Washington state, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, different parts of Canada, Philippines, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Hawaii, Massachusetts. I really want to go to Bora Bora!