At Berkeley, my research has been supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Healthcare Organizational and Innovation Research (CHOIR), and California Policy Lab (CPL). I am also a proud participant in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) program.
Prior to coming to Berkeley, I was a Senior Consultant for Precision Advisors working on projects for life sciences firms in New York, NY. I earned my BA and MPH from Brown University, where I was a David A. Winston Health Policy Scholar and won the award for Outstanding Academic Accomplishment by a Master’s Student. At Brown, I also co-founded the Philippine Health Initiative for Research, Service, and Training (PHIRST) alongside faculty, staff, and fellow students. My pre-doctoral work focused on a broad range of topics in public health and has appeared in top journals including Health Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of the International AIDS Society, and JAMA Health Forum. My work has been featured and cited in major media outlets like the New York Times, CNN, and NBC, as well as in the 2022 CMS Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities.
Outside of academia, I am also the President-Elect (2023; President 2024) for the Filipinx/a/o Community Health Association (Fil-CHA). I enjoy running, creative non-fiction, and rooting for heartbreaking teams in football (Tottenham Hotspur) and Valorant Champions Tour. I also enjoy spreading the good word about the superior quality of NorCal produce, particularly to my East Coast friends. My favorite fruits are peaches, figs, and cherries.