For over 5 years I’ve worked with local communities to develop and implement programs that improve the access to and quality of public education in the Philippines. I’m currently the Education Technical Officer of an international child-focused development agency. As a consultant and a volunteer, I’m involved with a number of socio-civic initiatives that promote citizenship, democracy, and good governance. I’m also an outspoken advocate of women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health rights.
I’m a voracious consumer of pop culture, especially the kind that tends to be labeled “nerdy” and/or “geeky.” I love to travel and my experience of other cultures has greatly influenced my world view. Although I was born and raised in Manila, I identify as a TCK.