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 2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 


Senior Advisor, Leadership and Exchange Programs
Former Asia Foundation Trustee



Czarina Medina-Guce is a senior advisor for Leadership and Exchange Programs for The Asia Foundation. She served on The Asia Foundation’s board of trustees from 2017 to 2019. She specializes in political governance, subnational governance, citizen participation, public accountability, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning for development impact and outcomes. She teaches in the Ateneo de Manila University under the Development Studies Program. Czarina received 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. She is currently studying for her doctoral degree in Sociology, also from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She has published articles in national and regional academic journals, co-written and co-edited several books, and conducts policy and program research for different local and international development organizations. Her professional history includes work with the Institute for Leadership, Empowerment, and Democracy, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, Asian Institute of Management–Center for Bridging Leadership, Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy, and ABS-CBN’s former “The Correspondents” documentary program. Czarina was a 2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow.