She is a licensed Chemical Engineer by profession, a graduate from the University of Sto. Tomas. She joined the University of Makati (UMak) and started teaching in 1989. She enrolled and finished her Certificate in Teaching with an additional 18 units of Education while she teaches in the same school, and successfully passed the Philippine Board Examination for Teachers (PBET) in 1990. She pursued her post-graduate studies also in UMak and graduated Master of Arts in Education Major in Instructional Media and Design in 2015. She is currently enrolled in the College of Continuing, Advanced and Professional Studies (CCAPS) of UMak under the Executive Doctorate in Leadership Program, finishing her dissertation writing.
Her journey in UMak started when she began her teaching career in the College of Technology Management (CTM, formerly called College of Technology or COT) from 1989-1995. With the change in the organizational structure in 1995, the Mathematics and Physics subjects were transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), as one of its Departments. She was a faculty member under the Department for almost 21 years, handling Math and Science subjects, She was appointed as the Head of Math and Physics Department under the CAS and concurrent Coordinator of the Computer Self-Aided instruction (CSI) in Mathematics in AY 2009-2010. After a year, she was designated as the Dean of the College of Computer Science (CCS), from June 2010 – April 2014. In May 2014, she was tasked to head the pilot implementation of K to 12 Program in UMak, specifically the Senior High School Program. She dared to accept the big challenge and was designated as the Dean of the College of Science since May 2018.
In all of her experiences as a teacher, Committee Head, Faculty Club officer, CSI Coordinator, Department Head, and Dean of three different Colleges, she has always seen herself as a silent, passionate worker, a team player, and a problem solver with a keen analytical mind. With her passion for work and being a critical thinker, the ability to think of plausible solutions in crucial times, and be able to look at things systematically, has helped her shape her management skills as an administrator. Her nurturing personality has made her very sensitive to the needs of the people around her. This nurturing personality has also given her the courage to stand up for her people and the principles that she values most. She believes that these people are the greatest asset of the organization and they must be empowered to be able to realize their maximum potential, as manifested in the individual commendable performances of the faculty members under her, in their respective areas of discipline and their award-winning participation in various social and cultural performances in University-wide activities.
As a transformational leader, she believes that every assigned task calls for commitment. The passion drives her commitment to attain the organization`s goals and sets a clear vision as to where it is heading. She makes things happen. She has instituted the national event in CCS, the IT Olympics, which is still up and running, and in its 9th year now and the IT Research Congress with the initiative and support of the very able has introduced several best practices in its implementation. She has been the resource speaker on various occasions nationwide, in her capacity as the Dean of HSU.
She maintains that her best performance can be attained by gauging herself with her own self to ensure better performance each time.
It is with great pride and privilege for the College of Science to be able to serve and contribute to the welfare of the nation, in particular, and to the world, in general. Towards this end, we are committed to developing empowered citizens who are socially, mentally and emotionally mature individuals, and produce highly qualified and competitive graduates equipped with work ethics that are beneficial to the performance of their professional practice. Strengthening the learning experience and exposing the students to the academically challenging environment, while enhancing linkages and collaboration with the industries and other stakeholders, are of equal importance and to be duly undertaken as well.
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