Lisa specialises in women’s rights and ICT. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of the Philippines, a Masters degree in International Relations from the Kiev State University and an MA in Women and Development Studies from the University of the Philippines. Prior to joining FMA, Lisa worked for an NGO focused on women and migration. She is currently a member of the Board of the Centre for Migrant Advocacy (CMA), a Philippine-based NGO working for the rights of all migrants and members of their families. She is also co-moderator of the Dynamic Coalition on Gender at the IGF.
Legal and Policy Advisor /
Coordinator, Privacy and Surveillance
Jam is a lawyer (and illustrator) specialising in ICT, human rights, and law. He has degrees in Sociology (BA) and Law (LLB) from the University of the Philippines, and, as a 2014 NZ ASEAN Scholarship Awards recipient, a postgraduate degree in law (LLM, Hons.) from the University of Auckland, with human rights law as area of focus. He recently completed the Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam. His previous stint in development work revolved around tobacco control and related human rights issues. Today, he uses his design background in promoting various causes, by assisting civil society organisations in their publications and communication materials.
Program Officer, Gender and ICT
Christina is the Program Officer for Gender and ICT . She is a registered social worker and has been in practice since 2006. She is committed to making social work known to those outside of the profession, while fostering pride among those engaged in it. Her resume includes many years of experience working with women, children, migrants, and the elderly, under the tutelage of community-based and non-government organisations. Her previous paid and volunteer work included positions in frontline programs, agency management, and social services governance. At FMA, she participates in many conferences and mentoring opportunities to further hone her craft while studying advances in gender studies and Internet governance.
Program Officer, Privacy and Surveillance
Jess is FMA’s Program Officer for Privacy and Surveillance. She has an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Communication from the University of the Philippines and has a background in PR and academic and legal research. Her diverse work as a writer and marketer for various digital platforms has exposed her to the many ethical and legal issues revolving around the nexus of ICT and human rights.
JV graduated from University of the Philippines in Los Banos, Laguna with a bachelor’s degree in Development Communication. He has a background in several media platforms and creating communication campaigns. He also has experience writing in various styles as required by the intended audience.
Admin. & Finance Officer
Jerry joined FMA in 2014 to provide administrative and operational duties within the organization and in direct support in the delivery of programs and services.