The ColLaboratoire 2020 Fellows
Aldren Rodriguez RemonResearch Challenge: Self-care kit for service and support workers
I am currently tasked to lead the Nursing Service Department of our Hospital as the Chief Nurse. While working, I enrolled in the graduate program of Saint Louis University. Currently finishing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. As a Filipino Nurse, I am delving into more research that has policy implications for the nurses in the Philippines. At the same time make a significant impact in the community. My purpose in life is to empower more nurses in various settings for greater patient outcomes. I love to travel. It will be my first time to visit Siargiao. Honestly, I do not know how surf and swim, though I can join and ride a boat. :) I also love eating ice cream, sweet fruits.
Ana Margarida Esteves is a Research Fellow at the Center for International Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon, ISCTE-IUL and Guest Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Economy of the same institution. She has a Ph.D. in Sociology from Brown University (Providence, RI, USA). Her research and teaching encompass the relations between the social and solidarity economy, the commons and the sustainability transition movements; synergies between nature, culture and technology; and the application of critical pedagogies, as well as strategies of non-formal education, to social mobilization and the promotion of participatory democracy.
Ana Katrina P. de JesusResearch Challenge: Transformative Education for All
I am a Doctor of Communication student in UPOU. As a teacher for fifteen years, I have always sought ways to make learning transformative. Reflective practice made me seek ways to respond to Freire’s call for education that brings us closer to becoming more fully human. My classroom became a playground for various learning frameworks, such as flipped learning, differentiated instruction, play-based learning, etc. An interweaving of all these was finally made possible when I began reframing the relationship of teacher, students, and space, inspired by my husband’s work on theater as play. As if a veil was lifted, I began to see learning as dialogic communication, best activated by play.
Brooke TubbsResearch Challenge: Designing the world for aging
Hello! I'm Brooke Tubbs. I'm currently a student in the Northern Arizona University Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program. I recently spent 9 months investigating teacher's perceptions of inclusive education. I am passionate about creating a society that is inclusive and allows every single person, no matter their age, race, or abilities, to thrive and be able to participate in meaningful activities. I'm excited about this experience as it promotes cross-cultural collaboration that can elevate my cultural awareness and understanding of clients as an Occupational Therapist; this equips me to be a more holistic practitioner in the future.
Bryan Joel MarianoResearch Challenge: Environmental Empathy
Bryan Mariano is the Knowledge Management Specialist of Forest Foundation Philippines, a non-government organization that provides grants to organizations and individuals with projects, research, and artistic works related to forest conservation. He holds a Bachelors degree in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños and currently studying Masters in Geography at the University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interest revolves on the critical, post-structural, and embodied approaches to human-nature relations, particularly assemblages and the role of science and technology in spatial knowledge production.
Calvin Dave D. GanubResearch Challenge: Self-care kit for service and support workers
Dr. Calvin Dave D. Ganub, RGC is currently affiliated with the University of Saint La Salle located in Bacolod City. He is also teaching under the College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology in the same university teaching both undergraduate and graduate studies courses. He holds a full professor academic rank and had been a meritorious awardee for exemplary teaching and counseling performance for academic 2014-present.
Catherine Sarah YoungResearch Challenge: Reimagining Sustainability
Catherine Sarah Young is a Chinese-Filipina artist, designer, writer, and public speaker. Her experimental and interdisciplinary practice evokes conversation about our current systems, collective futures, and individual choices. She uses her background in molecular biology, fine art, and interaction design to create works that investigate nature, our role in nature, and the tensions between nature and technology. Her most recent projects took place around China, Southeast Asia, Austria, and the Amazon. She is currently a Scientia scholar at University of New South Wales and a leadership fellow of the Obama Foundation.
Charlotte Christie L. De LeonResearch Challenge: Transformative Education for All
Charlotte Christie L. De Leon is a passionate teacher, a lifelong learner and an aspiring researcher. She finished Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English at the Ateneo de Davao University and Diploma in Language and Literacy Education at the UP Open University. She graduated from MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) offered by the Regional English Language Office Manila of the U.S. Embassy. At present, she is taking up Master in Education Major in Basic Education Teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University. She has experiences being a paper presenter and a round table discussant in conferences. Her research interests are on language education, indigenous education and MOOC.
Ian is an Integrated School Faculty at the De La Salle University handling courses in English, Social Science, and Media and Information Literacy. He has delivered trainings to college students and public school teachers on Digital Literacy, Events Management, Language Proficiency, and Integration of Research Skills in Pedagogy. At the moment, he is taking up his Master of Science in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. A public-speaker, teacher, and student-leader, Ian is currently engaged in the Pagtubog Project of the HUMSS Unit of DLSU-IS, a five-year development project for the Aeta Community in Rosario, Batangas.
Eric B. BagaboyboyResearch Challenge: Transformative Education for All
I am Eric B. Bagaboyboy, I am currently affiliated with Dep-Ed Cebu Province as a teacher in Lilo-an National High School, and a graduate student in UP - Cebu taking up Master of Education in English as a Second Language. I finished Bachelor of Secondary Education in English in Cebu Normal University.
Gian Carlo de JesusResearch Challenge: Reimagining Sustainability
Immersive Theatre Director, Gamification Expert, Creative Strategist, Participatory Learning, and Theatre Pedagogist with over 20 years experience as a performing artist (actor, dancer, and choreographer). Gian Carlo is also an Events Management specialist, Training Management Consultant, Cultural Researcher, Education Designer, and Tourism Consultant who utilizes “Bahay-Bahayan System and Philosophy,” which is an original theatre pedagogy.
Jandy S. DanzalanResearch Challenge: Transformative Education for All
I am a faculty of the Philippine Normal University North Luzon. I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Science Education with proposed dissertation on Ethno-botanical study that links indigenous knowledge and scientific evidence on medicinal plants. I obtained a master’s degree in Science Education and also finished a Diploma Program for Research in Education through a scholarship program of the CHED. I’m on the stage of exploring my utmost capability in doing researches in the field of sciences, indigenous practices and on the improvement of education that promotes inclusivity and digitization.
Josa Marie L. SalazarResearch Challenge: Fixing Social Media
Jam Salazar is a struggling twenty-something writer/development worker/professional sleep banker. Based in Bonifacio Global City, she handles internal and external communication channels for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) unit of the Aboitiz Group. For the past few years, her role involved social media analytics, communication channels and strategic messages, and disaster communication focused on localized weather information. She is passionate about the intricacies of conversations made in different social settings.
Justin Richmond Carreon DomingoResearch Challenge: Reimagining Sustainability
Justin Richmond C. Domingo aims to be a Renaissance man in this modern world. He is currently taking up his MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines Diliman after finishing his BS Chemical Engineering degree from the same university. He is also very passionate when it comes to skincare science, renewable energy systems, social entrepreneurship, and indigenous music and has done various lectures on these topics in different parts of the Philippines already. His past research works include developing a seaweed bioplastic and modelling drug delivery systems. In the future, he hopes work on the secrets of aging and to have his own biotechnology enterprise.
Lisa Joanne HallResearch Challenge: Environmental Empathy
Lisa is an environmental humanities scholar which is an interdisciplinary field exploring our relationship with the natural world from various humanities' perspectives. She specialises in environmental ethics and comparative cultural anthropology with a particular interest in the development of an interspecies etiquette. Her current project is an ethnographically-grounded study into emerging culturenatures in Europe. It draws on research into pro-social behaviours within contemplative science and practices of embodied cognition and looks at how these might be applied to the broader context of pro-ecosocial behaviours.
Ma. Michelle J. MaglasangResearch Challenge: Environmental Empathy
Ma. Michelle "MM" J. Maglasang is an experienced project manager and fundraising strategist with a demonstrated history of working with nonprofits in the following sectors: ecotourism, marine conservation, and sustainable development. MM is the Communications and Partnerships Officer of Bambike Revolution Cycles, an ecotourism social enterprise operating in the Philippines. She is currently taking up her master's degree in Environmental Science and Ecosystem Management from the De La Salle University. On some weekends, she teaches skin diving classes in the pool or under the sea with Reef Nomads. MM's interests include surfing, improv theatre, creative writing, and traveling.
Apple is currently taking Master of Science in Bioethics at the University of the Philippines Manila. She completed her first Master's degree at Saint Mary's University, where she also obtained her Bachelor's degree, both in Nursing. She also has a doctorate in Educational Administration, which she took at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. An educator and consultant for research and delevopment, she finds interest in nursing education, research ethics, bioethics, and gender and health, among others. Her doctoral dissertation delved into the occupational health and safety of nurse educators in their practice environment. She loves music, nature, traveling, and teaching.
Kate Ashlyn N. DayagResearch Challenge: Designing the world for aging
I am currently taking up MA Speech Communication in University of the Philippines Diliman and working as Instructor in Far Eastern University Manila. Out of my desire to understand my parents more, I started to focus my graduate school papers on understanding older adult experiences and how they make sense of their environment. To date I have conducted studies on older adults’ communication patterns in home for the aged and the local representations and visibility of the images of the old in public places. I am also currently working on my MA Thesis on the ageing constructs of older adults living in private-owned homes for the aged.
Research Challenge: Reimagining Sustainability
Pamela Gloria Cajilig is a design anthropologist working at the intersection of architecture, urban design, disaster, community health, and women’s rights and education. She is a PhD Candidate at the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University in Melbourne, where she also serves as Lecturer and Course Coordinator in the university's masters programme in Disaster, Design and Development. Her doctoral research focuses on participatory post-disaster housing reconstruction in the Philippines. She has presented and published locally and internationally within the same field. She obtained her certificate in Sustainability and Responsible Leadership from the Swedish Institute Management Program (Stockholm, Singapore, Manila). She is currently a Global Fellow at Brown University's Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.
Anton is a unique combination of a strong analytic mind, voracious curiosity and an appetite for learning from and with people. As a facilitator, he infuses his work with perspectives grounded in research while at the same time using interactive methods to draw out the experience and insights of the learners. As a consultant, Anton builds on his experiences at Deloitte and a Masters in Business Design. Bringing his professional consulting skills to the world of talent management and learning and development, he helps to structure and deepen the work from a design thinking perspective. He is also an enthusiastic world traveler and an accomplished amateur chef.
Ralph Daniel C. LumbresResearch Challenge: Environmental Empathy
Ralph C. Lumbres is a visual artist, designer, educator, and woodworker. He started Ligtas PAD in 2017, a community-based 3D hazard mapping project. In implementing Ligtas PAD, he founded Prodjx Artist Community, an interdisciplinary collective that creates art projects focusing on the environment and strengthening community resilience. Ralph is a member of Gobyerno Project, a participatory performance collaboration with Sipat Lawin Ensemble, David Finnigan, and Brandon Relucio. He was a lecturer at Kalayaan College and College of Saint Benilde. He works as a learning experience designer for Habi Education Lab and is a fellow of Japan Foundation’s HANDs! Project.
Regine Karla P. BagalanonResearch Challenge: Self-care kit for service and support workers
Regine is a nurse for 8 years with half of her career in the emergency room setting. She came up with the study of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout among Emergency Departments in Selected Tertiary Hospitals of Laguna because of her practice in the ER. She finished her Master of Arts in Nursing Degree from the University of the Philippines Open University. She is also the current Secretary of the UPOU Alumni Officers (Faculty of Management and Development Studies(FMDS) and Vice President of Basic Occupational Health(BOSH) batch 288. Since 2017, she is an Intravenous Therapy Preceptor of Association of Nursing Service Administrators of the Philippines (ANSAP). She is now a Unit Manager in the Medical-Surgical Ward of the Los Baños Doctors Hospital and Medical Center Inc., a premier Level II hospital with 80-bed capacity.
Ronalyn BrionesResearch Challenge: Fixing Social Media
Nalaine Briones is a teacher with degrees in Psychology and Development Communication, both from the University of the Philippines. She currently works as an Advocacy Officer for an international non-government organization lobbying for the recognition of alternative care for children. Her research interests include human development in the context of international and national development, communication, and technology.
Rowena P. de GuzmanResearch Challenge: Designing the world for aging
I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology in UPLB. I teach General Principles of Sociology, Social Psychology, and Social Gerontology. My primary research interest is in the sociology of agriculture. My current research engagements are funded by national agencies in the Philippines. These include projects that focus on the 1) development and piloting science and technology-based social enterprise for marginalized sectors, 2) empowerment of marginalized sectors through edible landscaping, and 3) the assessment of the changing landscape of agricultural production systems particularly livestock, poultry, and small hold tree farming in the Philippines for agricultural policies and innovations.
Research Challenge: Environmental Empathy
Sarani Pitor Pakan is a lecturer in Tourism at Vocational College of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. He juggles social sciences (sociology, anthropology, geography, etc.) and critical tourism studies to offer a more nuanced understanding of tourism. Pitor’s research interest centers around the relational and more-than-human understanding of waves within surf tourism context. His future research project is about surf tourism places in Indonesia, where waves are present yet surfing was not a traditional sea-based dwelling. In other words, using materiality of waves as a point of departure, he aims to understand how ‘foreign’ surf tourism developments interact with local knowledges and practices.
Shari Eunice T. San PabloResearch Challenge: Fixing Social Media
I am Shari Eunice San Pablo. You can call me Shari. I graduated at the University of the Philippines Open University under the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Studies program. Aside from being a multimedia artist, I am now taking up Master of Science in Development Communication at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. I am currently exploring the synergistic relationship between communication and development in the hopes of effectively communicating messages when one intertwines research and art. I play some instruments, I used to dance but life happened. I love baking pastries. I also take photos. Sometimes.
Suzy is the Research Coordinator of one of the public schools in Cagayan de Oro City. Her love for research has given her this designation. She has co-authored a study in relation to student’s research skills entitled “Project Scaffold: A Systematic Intervention to Bridge the Gap in Research Skills Among SHS Students” She is working on a graduate degree program in UPOU taking up Masters of Development Communication. She finished BS Development Communication in Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan in 2000 and also finished a degree in Bachelor of Laws in 2005 in the same university. She had her review at UP Law Center in UP Diliman of the same year. Sensing that the legal profession was not the mission the universe has conspired for her she took the road less travelled which is teaching.