I started this blog to share my thoughts on three objectives: being a better version of myself (and sharing that knowledge with others), helping people and organizations present better stories, and making the world a better place.
The topics in this blog criss-cross between public speaking and personal growth, leadership, business, marketing and public relations, politics, peace, and education.
When I’m not writing, I work as a public relations and communications strategist for various companies and organizations.
I’m also co-founder and president of KRIS, a non-profit organization that promotes peace through education and youth leadership in the Philippines. I’m proud to be one of 10 young leaders from all over the world hand-picked by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to eradicate violent extremism through the Extremely Together initiative.
I’m also, immensely and humbly, honored to be one of the youngest nominees to the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World by the Filipina Women’s Network as well as one of five global recipients of the Zonta International Young Women for Public Affairs Award.
I graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines (UP) – Diliman. As an Oblation Scholar at UP who paid a mere PHP 935 ($18) for her entire college education, I make sure there are concrete ways I continue to pay forward that honor and privilege.
This blog is one of those ways.
Despite the multitude of topics I’ve chosen to write about, this blog stands for three core themes: critical thinking, continuous improvement, and empathy. Those are three values which, I feel, will help me keep lux in tenebris – light in the darkness.
I hope they can help you too.