Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

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Cindy is a training manager, teacher, educational therapist, literacy consultant, and technical writer/editor. By academic pursuit, she is a gender specialist & media studies theorist. She is also a band manager and advocacy volunteer.

Cindy has taught at premier educational institutions, notably the UP College of Education/UPIS and the Ateneo De Manila University. Professional/community pursuits include individualized learning intervention programs devt & implementation, talks & demo-lectures for the Reading Assoc of the Phils among others, literacy project consultancy work for corporations like Coke and Nestlé, adult education, telecollaborative language learning, storytelling & literacy campaigns for urban poor & street children, and literacy work for grassroots women. She had been commissioned to write and edit for Petron, Ayala Corp, Landbank, & AES among others, and she wrote the international award-winning 2013 sustainability report for Devt Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

Cindy studied at Assumption Antipolo & UP Integrated School, and has degrees in English Literature and Language Education, Creative Writing (unfinished) and Women and Devt Studies - all from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Now doing her PhD in Media Studies with Anthropology, she has presented 8 PhD research papers at UGAT National Conference, Int'l Sanrokan Conference, UP CMC's MULAT: Sining Del Pilar & Graduate Studies Conference for Communication and Media Studies. A paper she co-authored on media engagement & ethnic identity of the Aeta Ambala was part of the 2016 18th Int'l Conference on Journalism & Mass Comm in New York.

She is a fellow at the prestigious KRITIKA 2016: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism for a paper envisioned as a chapter of her dissertation on the political economy of subjectivity in original, independent Pinoy rock music.

A classically-trained piano scholar, Cindy manages progressive rock bands Datu's Tribe & Plagpul. She continues to pursue projects for literacy, women, and social justice.

  • Education
    • University of the Philippines Diliman