Mabuhay and welcome to my website!
Back when I was about to join the university as an undergraduate student, there were only three things I imagined myself doing at this time. I should either be deep in court battles for my clients, performing a surgery on a medical patient or reciting lines as Medea on stage. Three decades later and none of those ever happened. As such, none about those, too, will this website be.
The past two decades or so have instead been spent with young brilliant minds in the classroom. I could never be happier! Obviously, this site is mostly about education, both directly and remotely.
More specifically, this platform is my way to advance my advocacy for equality. I strongly believe that regardless of one's race, culture, and gender, equality in accessing education and employment opportunities should be made available to any one, any time. Doing so should know no borders.
Educator. Migrant. Advocate.
I hold an AB-BSE in English, English Language Track (ELT), from the Philippine Normal University, an American-founded public research university that is now funded and operated as the National Center for Teacher Education in the country. I also obtained a Certificate in Speech and Drama from my Alma Mater.
I finished my MA in English Language and Literature Teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University, a Jesuit institution, in Loyola Heights, Quezon City in 2006. In the same year, I obtained my Postgraduate Diploma in TESOL from SEAMEO Regional English Language Center (RELC)- Singapore.
Currently a candidate for PhD in Multicultural Studies at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) in Mahidol University, Thailand, I specialize in migration studies. My current research aims to explore the migratory experience of Filipino educators in Thailand.
A published writer, I continue to work on various topics for different audiences. I share as well my research findings in conferences and academic gatherings in Asia and Europe.
I have also received major awards and recognitions a number of times for my work and other causes.
Wife to writer/ editor George T. Amurao, I am a proud mother of three amazing children, Paulo, Isabelle & Sophia. We all live in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lizl to my closest friends and family, I live by this tenet: plant a tree, have children, write a book.