Ms. Abad has six years of experience in development communications. She specializes in Public Relations, Program Management, Journalism, Web Content Creation, Knowledge Management, and Networks and Linkages Building. She has worked with both regional and international organizations, leading PR and rendering communications and research support for key management staff and units. In the past three years, she served as PR Specialist for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, covering the thirteen Southeast Asian countries. Her work as PR Specialist consistently required strategic planning, networks and linkages building, community relations, and provision of technical services in support of core program areas.
Ms. Abad received her Master in Development Management (ADB Scholar) at the Asian Institute of Management. She finished BSc Development Communication (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She is fluent in English, Filipino, and Visayan (local dialect). Knows Basic French.