Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa now calls Seattle, Washington home. Aleksa is a favorite emcee/host, speaker/panelist, performer/model at many events in the region because of her smart and sassy presence onstage and her ease of engaging her audience. Aleksa recently received the prestigious Dr. Bob Wood Award for Excellence in HIV Prevention, and was 2014 Grand Marshal at the 40th Seattle Pride Parade alongside her hero, Mr. George Takei. In her professional career, Aleksa when "not-in-face" is the Program Coordinator of Project NEON and Program Supervisor of Addiction Services at Seattle Counseling Service.