Trustee of The Asia Foundation

2014 Asia Foundation Development Fellow



Czarina Medina-Guce joined The Asia Foundation board of trustees in 2017. She specializes on political governance, subnational governance, citizen participation, public accountability, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning for development impact and outcomes. For ten years, she has been a faculty member in the Ateneo de Manila University under the Development Studies Program. 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. 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, and co-wrote 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.