Anna began working for SOLS 24/7 Malaysia in July 2017 after earning advanced PhD units in Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of the Philippines. Prior to that, she completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with latin honors (Cum Laude) and as class valedictorian at the age of 19 and finished Master of Arts in Islamic Studies under the His Royal Highness (HRH) Prince Salman Scholarship Program in the university.
While doing her doctorate studies, Anna pursued her Psychology teaching stint in the university for more than seven years where she was awarded as one of the Top Five Most-Rated Faculty Member (1st Place). On the side, she joined several international leadership and fellowship programmes such as Young Southeast Asian Leaders’ Initiative, Young Scholars’ Conference, World Islamic Economic Forum, and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council as one of the country delegates. She has also conducted trainings, lectures, and paper presentations in the United States of America (Michigan, California, Maryland, Florida, and Arizona) and in Thailand (Bangkok and Chiang Mai). In Anna’s home country, the Philippines, she did speaking engagements and trainings sponsored by UNICEF, Australian Aid, US Embassy Manila, House of Representatives, and other local and foreign NGOs.
As a humanitarian worker, Anna joined SOLS because she wants to further her cause in empowering marginalized communities through education. She believes that the programs of SOLS can help her materialize that vision.