Curriculum Vitae

Academic Background

  • Master of Arts in Linguistics (2023), University of the Philippines Diliman
    • Master's thesis: A Grammatical Sketch of Porohanon
    • Adviser: Aldrin P. Lee, PhD
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics (2011-2015), University of the Philippines Diliman
  • High School Diploma (2007-2011), Ateneo de Manila High School
  • Grade School Diploma (1999-2007), Ateneo de Manila Grade School

Teaching Positions

  • Instructor (2017-present), UP Department of Linguistics
  • Lecturer (2016-2017), UP Department of Linguistics

Courses Taught

  • Linggwistiks 180 - Mga Problemang Pangwika sa Pilipinas [Language Issues in the Philippines]
  • Linggwistiks 166 – Sintaktik at Semantik na Pagkukumpara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas [Syntactic and Semantic Comparison of Philippine Languages]
  • Linggwistiks 165 – Fonolojikal at Morfolojikal na Pagkukumpara ng mga Wika sa Pilipinas [Phonological and Morphological Comparison of Philippine Languages]
  • Linggwistiks 150 – Ang Familya ng mga Wikang Ostronesya [The Austronesian Language Family]
  • Linggwistiks 140 – Introduksyon sa mga Grammatikal na Teorya [Introduction to Grammatical Theories]
  • Linggwistiks 125 - Introduksyon sa mga Pangfild na Metod [Introduction to Field Methods]
  • Linggwistiks 115 – Linggwistik na Analisis [Linguistic Analysis]                                                                      
  • Linggwistiks 110 – Introduksyon sa Linggwistiks [Introduction to Linguistics]
  • Linggwistiks 1     – Ikaw at ang Wika Mo [You and Your Language]

Other Positions Held

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator (2022-present), UP Department of Linguistics
  • Associate (October, 2021), UP CSSP Folklore Studies Program
  • Faculty Undergraduate Program Adviser (2018-present), UP Department of Linguistics
  • Managing Editor (2018-2022), The Archive: A Journal Dedicated to the Study of Philippine Languages and Dialects


  • Documenting Alabat Agta, a nearly extinct language of the Philippines (2018)
    • Project Lead: Louward Allen M. Zubiri (Mangyan Heritage Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa)
    • Funder: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines


  • Applicative constructions in Philippine languages
    • Project lead: Thomas E. Payne (University of Oregon, SIL)
    • Editors of larger project: Fernando Zuñiga & Denis Creissels
    • Commissioner: DeGruyter Mouton]


    • Artist: Vera Röhm


  • Language Warriors Ph
    • Project lead: Maria Kristina S. Gallego, PhD (University of the Philippines Diliman)

Grants, Awards, and Fellowships

  • One U.P. Faculty Grant Award in Philippine Linguistics (Language Description) for Outstanding Teaching and Public Service in UP Diliman 2022-2024
  • E. Arsenio Manuel Best Student Paper Award (2022)
  • Fellowship (2021), 18th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (ANWW), Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), Ateneo de Manila University
  • Travel Support (2018), ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) Summer School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Gawad Kabataan [Youth Award] (2018), Gawad Likas Morong, 5th Anniversary of Lipunang Pangkasaysayan [Historical Society] (LIKAS Morong), Inc., Morong Town Plaza, Morong, Rizal

Organizations and Affiliations

  • Director for Training, Board (2024-2027), Linguistic Society of the Philippines
  • First Degree-Knight of Rizal (KR) (March, 2024-present) Knights of Rizal, Blumentritt Chapter
  • Member (November, 2023-present) Katipunang Pangkasaysayan ng San Mateo, Rizal, Inc. [Historical Society of San Mateo, Rizal, Inc.]
  • Member (October, 2022-October, 2023), Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) (Anthropological Association of the Philippines)
  • Member (2020-present), Ateneo Alumni Association, Inc.
  • Member (2020), Language Warriors PH
  • Member (2019), Stop Killing Our Indigenous Languages Alliance (SKOILA)
  • Lifetime Member (2019), Linguistic Society of the Philippines
  • Member (2018-present), Lipunang Pangkasaysayan ng Morong (LIKAS Morong), Inc.
  • Executive Committee Member (2017-2021) UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Graduate Student Association (UP CSSP GSA)