email: lgarcia [at] fma [dot] ph
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
email: jjacob [at] fma [dot] ph
Program Officer, Gender and ICT
email: tlopez [at] fma [dot] ph
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
email: jpacis [at] fma [dot] ph
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.
Project Coordinator, Initiative for Media Freedom
email: bsoriano [at] fma [dot] ph
Bernice is the Project Coordinator for the Initiative for Media Freedom at FMA. She has an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines. Bernice has over 10 years of experience as a project manager: From development work on the urban poor, informal settlers and housing sector with the World Bank to digital marketing campaigns, content creation and customer evidence program management for technology companies such as Microsoft, Citrix and Twitter. Her mission is to get things done on time, within budget, and with a smile.
email: jsarmiento [at] fma [dot] ph
Janina’s commitment to development work grew while she took Psychology at the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College. She worked in the psychology industry then in the field of public management, before working as a researcher at FMA.
Raf is the Communications Specialist of the FMA. A graduate of BA Film in the University of the Philippines, he has an unparalleled passion for advocacy filmmaking and community empowerment. He has worked with diverse organizations focused in human rights work and public service. Rafael prides himself on his knowledge in the online sphere and public relations. As an advocate and an artist, he has learned to transform meaningful causes into engaging content.
Administrative and Finance Officer
email: jpaller [at] fma [dot] ph