Curriculum Vitae


  • M.A. in Linguistics, University of the Philippines Diliman 
    Thesis: A Grammar of Iraya
    Supervisor: Mary Ann G. Bacolod, Ph.D.
  • B.A. in English Studies (Concentration: Language), University of the Philippines Diliman
    Magna Cum Laude, Thesis: Functions of Codeswitching in Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language Classes
    Supervisor: Maria Saturnina Castro, Ph.D.

Teaching Positions

  • Current: Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman
  • Instructor, Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman (2013 - 2018)
  • Mandarin Language Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman (2009-2013)
  • Social Studies Instructor, Centre for International Education, Cebu (2007-2008)

Administrative Positions

  • Current: Undergraduate Program Coordinator, UP Department of Linguistics
  • Current: Academic and Administrative Assessment and Development Officer, UP Department of Linguistics
  • Current: Graduation Committee Representative, UP Department of Linguistics
  • Library Committee Representative, UP Department of Linguistics (2014 - 2019) 
  • SAE Officer, UP Department of Linguistics (2019-2020)

Editorial Positions

  • Current: Graphic Designer & Layout Editor, The Archive Journal, UP Department of Linguistics
  • Current: Graphic DesignerUP Korea Research Center

Research Projects

  • Ongoing: Buhid Dictionary Project (Co-proponent: Dr. Mary Ann G. Bacolod)
    Funded by U.P. OVCRD-OEC Diliman Extension Grant (2017-2018)
  • Motivations of Filipino Adult Learners of Chinese Mandarin
    Funded by U.P. OVCRD-OEC Diliman Extension Grant (2016-2017)
  • Automated Construction of Phylogenetic Trees and Networks of Languages in the Greater Central Philippines by a Feature-Sensitive Metric (Project Leader: Dr. Richard Lemence)
    Funded by U.P. OVPAA  Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Grant 
  • Reflexives in Adult and Child Tagalog (Project Leader: Ivan Paul Bondoc)
    Funded by University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honors & Grants

  • One U.P. Faculty Grant for Teaching and Public Service
    University of the Philippines Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2019
  • Extension Grant for the Buhid Dictionary Project
    U.P. OVCRD-Office of Extension, 2017
  • Extension Grant for the Chinese Language Extramural Review
    U.P. OVCRD-Office of Extension, 2016
  • ASEAN University Network-National University of Singapore Study Grant, 2005

External Affiliations

  • Member, Linguistic Society of the Philippines
  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Liaison Officer, The Lannang Archives
  • Member, Ex Libris Philippines

For list of publications, click here.
For list of conference presentations and invited talks, please click here.