Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

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Cindy is a teacher, educational therapist, literacy consultant, technical writer/editor, and gender specialist. She's the Gender and Development (GAD) Officer at the UP Diliman Gender Office. She's also a band manager and advocacy volunteer.

Cindy has taught at premier academic institutions, notably the UP College of Education/UPIS and Ateneo De Manila University. Professional and community pursuits include individualized learning intervention programs development and implementation, lectures for the Reading Assoc of the Phils and others, literacy project consultancy work for corporations like Coke and Nestlé, adult education, telecollaborative language learning, storytelling/literacy campaigns for urban poor and street children, and literacy work for grassroots women. She's written for Petron, Ayala Corporation, Landbank, AES and others, and she wrote the international award-winning 2013 sustainability report for Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP).

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

Now doing a PhD in Media Studies, she's presented 10 research papers at UGAT Nat'l Conference, Int'l Sanrokan Conference, UP CMC Sining Del Pilar, UP CMC Graduate Studies Conference for Comm & Media Studies, and UP Baguio's 2nd Int'l Conference for Cordillera Studies. The 18th Int'l Conference on Journalism & Mass Comm in New York featured her co-authored paper on Aeta Ambala ethnic identity+media engagement.

She's a fellow at the prestigious KRITIKA 2016: National Workshop on Art and Cultural Criticism for a paper on the political economy of subjectivity in Pinoy rock music.

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

  • Work
    • University of the Philippines
  • Education
    • University of the Philippines Diliman