Germaine J. De Ruña
Germaine J. De Ruña was a 2019 Global Leadership Fellow. She was exposed to the plight of farmers and fisherfolk in the Philippines from a young age. These early experiences pushed her to be an advocate of social justice and she continues to engage with these communities as the regional coordinator of PhilDHRRA Luzon.
Germaine has served in various national organizations and NGOs as well as within the Filipino goverment. She also regularly represents the Philippines at international conferences.
Her experience as a Global Leadership Fellow helped her develop a more comprehensive understanding of how biotechnology can be a tool to solve the problem of food insecurity.
Germaine views herself as a woman of substance and courage who reflects the ideals of a genuine, firm and progressive Filipino.