From my time at university, I worked for local NGOs and international organizations that implemented conflict resolution programs in my home region in Mindanao, an island in southern Philippines. I was interested in the correlation between corruption and conflict, especially in fragile areas like mine.
In April 2012, I moved to Washington, DC to work on governance and citizen engagement at the World Bank. I've become involved in projects such as ICT-facilitated participatory budgeting in the DRC, policy crowdsourcing in Brazil, and procurement reform in the Philippines. I'm also active in initiatives related to youth empowerment, greater social inclusion of sexual minorities, and the linkages between human rights and citizen participation.
In my free time, I like to cook, read novels, watch action movies, and dance.