Pamela is a Doctoral Scholar in HARB researching the intersection of design, citizenship and participation in post-disaster housing reconstruction after Typhoon Yolande in the Philippines. She currently holds a BA degree in Communication Research and an MA in Anthropology from the University of the Philippines.
She is the co-founder of Curiosity Design Research, which helps organizations understand how people use products and services to create value and spark social change. As part of Curiosity, Pamela works with development, business, and government sectors in applying empathy-driven, human-centered research and design thinking for inclusive innovation.
Pamela leads Curiosity’s research engagements in financial literacy, post-Yolanda shelter design and education, the informal economy, agriculture, affordable healthcare, and other areas of social concern.
Pamela is on the Advisory Board of two non-profits: Roots of Health (maternal and reproductive health) and WeDpro (women’s rights). Pamela is also part of a small but growing group of global researchers that advocate for the serious consideration of fashion as an avenue to investigate broader themes that shape society: history, globalization, and the political economy. For more see Pamela’s Curiosity Design website.