Hi there! I am a political scientist who studies disinformation, populism, and Southeast Asia politics. I am a PhD candidate in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University, Assistant Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at De La Salle University, and Head of Research and Fellow at WR Numero Research.

My academic work examines the contemporary troubles challenging fragile democracies and enduring autocracies in Southeast Asia. My research, which have been awarded various grants, have been published in Asian Politics & Policy, Democratic Theory, and Review of Women’s Studies. I also actively contribute to public scholarship through my op-eds and regular interviews with the media.

Prior to joining ANU, DLSU, and WR Numero, I previously worked as Assistant Professor and Head of Political Science Program at the University of the Philippines Manila. I earned my BA and MA degrees in political science from the University of the Philippines and Central European University, respectively.