2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow
Ms. Marcia Czarina Corazon del Mundo Medina-Guce joined The Asia Foundation Board of Trustees in 2017. She is currently Data Center Product and Business Development Specialist of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), a 28-year-old, multi-awarded, independent, non-profit media firm in the country. At PCIJ, Czarina leads initiatives for development of new and expanded policy, program, and capacity-building engagements related to data journalism, open data, and open government in the Philippines. Until 2016, Czarina served as Executive Director of Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP). At ULAP, she handled program initiatives and policy advocacies for LGUs with development partners from private, national government, and CSOs, as well as research partnerships. She has served as focal person for local governments in the Philippine Open Government Partnership Steering Committee, and several policy committees in key government agencies.
Prior to her work in ULAP, she worked at the Asian Institute of Management’s Team Energy Center for Bridging Leadership, Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy, and ABS-CBN’s former “The Correspondents” documentary program. For ten years, she has been a faculty member in the Ateneo de Manila University under the Development Studies Program and the Sociology and Anthropology Department. She has published articles in national and regional academic journals, and co-wrote and co-edited several books, and conducts research on social development, leadership, program development and assessment, and monitoring and evaluation for different local and international development organizations. Czarina finished her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Ateneo de Manila University, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and completed her master’s degree in Sociology from the University of the Philippines–Diliman.