Philjay S. Solar has been volunteering with Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation through various positions since 2014. He is currently the Commissioner of the Asian American Commission of Massachusetts, appointed by State Auditor Suzanne Bump in the summer of 2019. As commissioner, he is chair of the Young Leaders Symposium. Philjay graduated from Dedham High School in 2009 and Lasell University in 2013 where he studied Criminal Justice. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from New England Law | Boston in 2019 where he served as Executive Treasure of the Student Bar Association. Before 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 also 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. Philjay has contributed to their annual Philippine Independence Day Celebrations and chaired the Filipino-American High School Leadership Workshop. Recently, Philjay was selected by the Philippine Ambassador to the United States, Honorable Jose Romualdez, to partake in the leadership immersion program, Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO), alongside 13 other recognized outstanding young Filipinos across the country to strengthen ties between the Philippines and the United States.