Alex is the founder and chairperson of the Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) Youth Council and Move.org Foundation, Inc. – a non-profit organization that aims to provide and facilitate early childhood care and development program in marginalized communities for children aged 2-6 years old. Currently Move.org facilitates its program in five different sites in the Philippines (Navotas, Pasig and Bicol). She graduated in May 2013 from the Columbia University in New York City with a major in Urban Studies and Political Science.
Her most recent achievement was garnering two awards at the Global Awards for Fundraising hosted by UK based NGO, the Resource Alliance in the Netherlands last October which recognizes individual volunteers whose work has made a significant impact to the fundraising success of the organization: the OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD and the INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING CONGRESS (IFC) CHOICE AWARD. She is the first Filipino and youngest winner of any award the Resource Alliance has given. Furthermore, she is the first-ever winner of the IFC Choice Award, launched in 2013, where over 1000 delegates in the conference voted for her to be its first recipient.
The said awards were given to Alex as recognition for her involvement with HFHP where she has been a volunteer since the age of fifteen. Since the formation of the youth council in the past four years, she has not only been instrumental in raising over 100 million pesos to build over 500 houses, she has also helped mobilize over 8000 volunteers across the country, and has spearheaded disaster-response programs with the organization which has helped over 28,000 families.
In addition to devoting her time to her social advocacies, Alex also enjoys drawing and spending time with family and friends.