I am an development planner and applied researcher working with spatial data for decision-making in transitional and post-crisis situations. Much of my work in the last decade has been supporting various peace processes in the Philippines, serving as a consultant and evaluator for various international development organisations, national agencies, local governments, and civil society networks. My research interests generally focus on addressing the root causes of violence, supporting citizen power, and increasing social cohesion.
I hold an MA in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines Diliman and an MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration from the University of Cambridge. I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge Department of Land Economy studying the relationship between protracted internal displacement, land governance, and urbanisation.
I am one of the founding convenors of UrbanisMO.ph, an informal collective of development practitioners working on difficult questions in Philippine cities.