I first fell in love with words at seven years old when my mom handed me my very first Pocahontas journal. At 16, I went “digital” by starting this blog and now it contains not only my life’s most precious moments but also work I have done over the years.
I was an Academic Scholar and graduated with a 3.80 GPA with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Marketing Minor in Public Relations from American City University and also have a Diploma in Advertising from London City College. I am currently completing my Master’s Degree in Education Major in Language and Literacy from the University of the Philippines.
Having been working for over ten years, I have had experience in the fields of retail, education, customer service, and communications. My work in the best communications agencies including three time agency of the year Strategic Works in Manila has given me the opportunity to work on favorite international brands such as Coca-Cola, Nickelodeon, Singapore Tourism Board, Crocs Philippines, Nestle, Jollibee, SMART Gilas Pilipinas, and Shangri-La Group of Hotels.
Prior to joining the agency life, I was a college professor (having taught my first class at 19), an educational therapist for children with special needs, and spearheaded the English Language Center of Southville Foreign University as its Project Manager. I have also crafted communication strategies for tech start ups Raket.PH and BLUMR.
I moved to Los Angeles in 2017 and currently working as a PR / Marketing Girl for a Diamond Company in Downtown Los Angeles while working on the side for The Filipino Channel’s Independently Produced Show #SOJannelle. I am still hoping that life will lead me back to teaching again one day.
As a writer, my work is featured every Sunday under the Filipino Champions section of The Manila Times where I have been a Lifestyle Columnist since 2014. My work has also been featured on CNN Philippines, AsianTraveler Magazine, MEG Magazine, SLAM Magazine, Thought Catalog, the Philippine Star, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and Manila Bulletin. I also expressed my love for the country by being the Managing Editor of Juan.com.ph until 2016.
I’m a pop culture enthusiast, fitness junkie, literary nerd, and a big sports fan. I love Jesus and committed to letting everyone know that He loves them too.