Milestones & Projects

Books are my diamonds

  • a voracious reader since childhood
  • the class ‘librarian’ in high school (for the latest issues of young adult pocketbooks)
  • can be trapped in an island with no wi-fi (just give me enough supply of books)
  • currently reading Atomic Habits by James Clear (a must-read!)

Education is both a gift and a legacy

  • Graduated from BA Development Studies and Master of Environment and Natural Resources Management, ranking 3rd out of 25 graduates
  • Completed a master’s thesis, which looked at the possibility of building Sky Bike Lanes in Metro Manila; measured the likely impacts of the infrastructure in terms of traffic and carbon emissions reduction
  • Currently taking up a diploma course in Interior Design at the Institute of Interior Design
  • Completed Reiki (Master level) and Pranic Healing (basic level)

Work is not ‘work’ if you are having a fabulous time. Here are just some of my milestones.


  • Founder and CEO, Anna’s Trees and Innovations
  • Consultant at the Asian Development Bank 

Previously (selected)

  • In-country Project Manager of Private Markets for Climate Resilience (PMCR), a project supported by Inter-American Development Bank and partners
  • Project Coordinator of Integrated Environmental Strategies Philippines—a USAID-supported project
  • Environmental specialist for an air quality monitoring project using US EPA’s Compendium Method TO-15 (through Summa® Canister sampling system)
  • Worked with projects supported by the World Bank, UNDP, and CIDA
  • Technical staff /advisor to Philippine legislators and cabinet members, including the Secretaries of Health and the Environment and Natural Resources
  • Led the communications team for a senatorial candidate who eventually won (top 5)
  • Significantly contributed to winning project proposals


  • Guidebooks on public-private partnerships in health (published by ADB in 2013)  Guidebooks on sustainable sanitation (published by the Department of Health and World Bank in 2010). 
  • Two chapters for the Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (published by Springer)
  • Please visit some of my published works in my Google Scholar page.
  • Details and covers of some of the books I’m working on and authored /co-authored are here.