I have been practising communication for development for 11 years now since I graduated from the University of the Philippines Los Banos's Bachelor of Science in Development Communication program in 2006. I took my master's degree from the University of Queensland, Master of Communication in the field of Communication for Social Change. I have led plenty of communication for development initiatives at PhilRice, the Philippines's lead agency for rice research and development. I also served as head of its Development Communication Division for two years, from 2014 to 2015. My research interests are climate change communication, rural communication, youth and agriculture, and information and communications technology for development.