Current Work: Assistant Professor, Political Science & Development Studies, De La Salle University
I graduated from SCARP in 2011 in the Comparative Development stream. Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor at De La Salle University (DLSU), Manila, in the Political Science and Development Studies departments, teaching governance, sustainable development, project management, and stakeholder engagement courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am also a Senior Researcher at the Jesse M. Roberdo Institute of Governance, DLSU, where I primarily work on collaborative watershed governance and also conduct capacity building seminars for NGOs, local and national governments, and government owned corporations.
After graduating from SCARP I worked on a CIDA (currenlty DFATD) funded project in Georgetown, Guyana, assisting in the development of Community Development Plans (CDPs) at the Central Housing & Planning Authority (CH&PA). I then worked at the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) where I implemented a portfolio of CIDA and IDRC funded projects, which built the capacity of universities in developing countries (Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean). Projects focused on research, strategic planning, and building university-industry linkages.
Looking back, SCARP was invaluable to my growth as a professional. It was there where I truly learned who I was, where I stood ethically, and what my role will be in to improve society, along with the basic tools to do so.